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[08/15/13 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Trumps "Got Talent" as FOX Tops Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, august 14, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (4.051 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) reclaimed the top spot on Wednesday with a rebroadcast of "MasterChef" (2.735 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) followed by a new "MasterChef" (5.366 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

NBC (6.277 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of an "America's Got Talent" (5.785 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) recap and new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (9.281 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "Camp" (3.764 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was CBS (5.565 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a new "Big Brother 15" (5.985 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (4.596 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.114 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.308 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.675 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Last Man Standing" (3.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "Modern Family" (3.386 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Neighbors" (2.543 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) plus a new "The Lookout" (3.497 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, The CW (1.172 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with repeats of "Arrow" (1.312 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "Supernatural" (1.032 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - The Lookout
-4.76% - Big Brother 15
-16.00% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - Camp

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.41% - MasterChef (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-4.55% - America's Got Talent
-4.76% - Big Brother 15 (vs. Big Brother 14)
-23.08% - Camp (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
-30.77% - The Lookout (vs. 20/20)

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," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/15/12):

FOX (4.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) pulled in front on Wednesday with the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.72 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

NBC (6.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then had to settle for a competitive second place with a new "America's Got Talent" (8.33 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) bookended by repeats of "America's Got Talent" (5.47 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.68 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.55 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with an original "Big Brother 14" (5.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.39 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.43 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.62 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up repeats of "The Middle" (3.82 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Suburgatory" (3.06 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Modern Family" (3.65 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), another "Suburgatory" (2.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and a special "20/20" (4.13 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

And finally, the premiere of "Oh Sit!" (1.26 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and a repeat of "Supernatural" (0.68 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (0.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Oh Sit!" delivered a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Big Brother 14
0.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. 7/25/12)
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. 7/25/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+142.86% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Mobbed (Repeat)/House (Repeat))
+25.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
0.00% - 20/20 (vs. Primetime Nightline)
-8.33% - America's Got Talent
-32.26% - Big Brother 14

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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