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[08/16/13 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," Repeats Keep CBS in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, august 15, 2013)

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

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are inflated.]

CBS (6.122 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its combination of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.306 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (6.514 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Big Brother 15" (6.868 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Elementary" (4.588 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

ABC (5.573 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Wipeout" (5.103 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Motive" (5.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Rookie Blue" (5.758 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Next up was NBC (3.879 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and encores of "America's Got Talent" (4.059 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "Hollywood Game Night" (3.674 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) plus a new "Hollywood Game Night" (3.902 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.706 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Glee" (1.817 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11), "New Girl" (1.526 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Mindy Project" (1.665 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.041 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.934 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (0.987 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+45.45% - Wipeout
+30.00% - Motive
+16.67% - Rookie Blue
-8.00% - Big Brother 15
-13.33% - Hollywood Game Night

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Motive (vs. Time Machine Chefs)
+8.33% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+7.69% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Wipeout
0.00% - Big Brother 15

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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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 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" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/16/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for FOX are approximate.]

CBS (6.25 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday thanks to its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.09 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (6.85 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3), "Big Brother 14" (6.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Person of Interest" (4.97 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Sharing the demo crown however was FOX (5.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and its coverage of "NFL Preseason: Cincinnati at Atlanta" (5.01 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4).

Next up was ABC (4.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its all-original lineup of "Wipeout" (5.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Time Machine Chefs" (3.46 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "Rookie Blue" (4.99 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up repeats of "The Office" (3.40 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Parks & Recreation" (2.93 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) followed by the return of "Saving Hope" (4.18 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (5.15 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, night two of "Oh Sit!" (0.91 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and the premiere of "The Next" (0.85 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.88 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
50.00% - Saving Hope (vs. 7/26/12)
50.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. 7/26/12)
9.52% - Big Brother 14
-5.88% - Wipeout
-13.33% - Rookie Blue

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+8.33% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - The Next (vs. Plain Jane (Repeat))
-7.69% - Time Machine Chefs (vs. Expedition Impossible)
-10.00% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
-15.79% - Wipeout
-23.33% - Big Brother 14
-25.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. The Vampire Diaries (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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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