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[06/20/14 - 08:23 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Puts FOX on Top in Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/19/14):

FOX (3.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (4.934 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1) and "Gang Related" (2.619 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

CBS (5.190 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) then was the most-watched network despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.543 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T1), "Mom" (5.628 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Two and a Half Men" (5.303 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "The Millers" (4.365 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "Elementary" (4.151 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13).

Next up was NBC (3.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T2) and its mix of a "Hollywood Game Night" (3.434 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) repeat followed by originals from "Undateable" (2.616 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), another "Undateable" (2.536 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and "Last Comic Standing" (4.005 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.131 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up the relocated "Black Box" (3.988 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T13) followed by the return of "Rookie Blue" (5.711 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and a second "Rookie Blue" (5.696 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

And finally, "The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards" (1.036 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) closed out the night on The CW (1.036 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special delivered a 0.3 rating.

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

· Thursday overnights were dominated at 11:35 p.m. ET by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," which last night took home the Critics' Choice Award for Best Talk Show as part of the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards handed out by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. This marks "The Tonight Show's" first award win since Fallon's Feb. 17 debut as host.

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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 (6/20/13):

ABC (17.815 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.1, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (9.091 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #3), "Kia NBA Countdown" (11.569 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #2) and the "NBA Finals, Game 7" (21.557 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.7, #1).

FOX (3.712 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a distant second place with new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.057 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) and "Does Someone Have to Go?" (2.368 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Next up was CBS (5.892 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.471 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5), "Two and a Half Men" (5.792 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6), "Person of Interest" (5.821 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Elementary" (5.223 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (1.772 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) likewise offered up repeats of "Parks & Recreation" (2.280 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), another "Parks & Recreation" (1.726 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "The Office" (1.416 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13), another "The Office" (1.367 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) plus the season finale of "Hannibal" (1.922 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.054 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.681 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.867 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 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Beast" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Kia NBA Countdown
+50.00% - NBA Finals, Game 7
+33.33% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
0.00% - Does Someone Have to Go?
0.00% - Hannibal
-5.00% - Hell's Kitchen

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Take Me Out)
+35.94% - NBA Finals, Game 7 (vs. NBA Finals, Game 5)
+33.33% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+28.57% - Kia NBA Countdown
-12.50% - Hannibal (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
-40.00% - Does Someone Have to Go? (vs. The Choice)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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