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[07/26/13 - 08:46 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with "Hell's Kitchen" Finale
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, july 25, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (5.428 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) won the demo race on Thurdsay with part one of the "Hell's Kitchen" (5.200 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) season finale followed by part two of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.656 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

CBS (6.283 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.944 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Two and a Half Men" (6.732 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #5), "Big Brother 15" (6.826 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Elementary" (4.685 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Next up was ABC (4.686 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its all-original lineup of "Wipeout" (3.818 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Motive" (4.655 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Rookie Blue" (5.584 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a repeat of "The Winner Is" (2.929 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) plus new episodes of "The Winner Is" (3.782 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and "Hollywood Game Night" (3.852 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.848 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.695 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the evening over on The CW (0.772 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.00% - Hell's Kitchen
+8.33% - Hollywood Game Night
+4.35% - Big Brother 15
0.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - The Winner Is
0.00% - Motive
-9.09% - Wipeout

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+283.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+62.50% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+50.00% - The Winner Is (vs. Saving Hope)
+9.09% - Big Brother 15
-26.67% - Rookie Blue
-54.55% - Wipeout
-63.64% - Motive (vs. Wipeout)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/26/12):

ABC (6.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled in front on Thursday with a special two-hour "Wipeout" (6.74 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and a new "Rookie Blue" (5.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

CBS (5.23 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.85 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and "Two and a Half Men" (6.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) alongside a new "Big Brother 14" (6.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) and the debut of "3" (2.39 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was FOX (2.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with the season finale of "Take Me Out" (2.86 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) alongside a repeat of "Glee" (1.68 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.91 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "The Office" (2.55 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "Parks & Recreation" (1.69 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) plus originals from "Saving Hope" (2.86 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.73 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.00 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "The L.A. Complex" (0.54 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) The CW (0.77 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Wipeout
+20.00% - Saving Hope
+14.29% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
+7.14% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Big Brother 14
0.00% - Take Me Out

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.71% - Wipeout (vs. Wipeout/Expedition Impossible)
+15.38% - Rookie Blue
-11.11% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
-15.38% - Big Brother 14
-29.41% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
-29.41% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-33.33% - 3 (vs. The Mentalist (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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