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[06/13/12 - 08:36 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Game 1 of the NBA Finals Put ABC in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 12, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

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

ABC (11.01 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) towered over the competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.31 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4), "NBA Countdown" (6.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3) and "NBA Finals, Game 1" (13.19 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

NBC (6.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and FOX (5.06 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) shared the silver as the latter offered up fresh installments of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.26 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) and "MasterChef" (4.86 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

The Peacock then offered up its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.93 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), "America's Got Talent" (10.85 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and "Love in the Wild" (5.02 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) was out of the hunt with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (9.22 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.91 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, a new "The Catalina" (0.65 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" (0.39 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Catalina" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - Love in the Wild
-11.76% - America's Got Talent
-27.27% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. 6/4/12)
-33.33% - The Catalina

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+646.67% - NBA Finals, Game 1 (vs. Body of Proof (Repeat)/Body of Proof (Repeat))
+180.00% - NBA Countdown (vs. Wipeout (Repeat))
+120.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Wipeout (Repeat))
+90.91% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+10.53% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Masterchef)
-33.33% - The Catalina (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-33.33% - America's Got Talent (vs. The Voice)
-51.52% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. America's Got Talent)
-64.44% - Love in the Wild (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/14/11):

NBC (12.14 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) coasted to victory on Tuesday with the latest installments of "America's Got Talent" (12.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "The Voice" (12.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1).

A distant silver then went to FOX (3.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with a new "Masterchef" (4.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) followed by repeats of "Raising Hope" (2.89 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and another "Raising Hope" (2.69 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with encores of "NCIS" (8.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and "The Good Wife" (5.19 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

ABC (3.61 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) likewise offered up its all-repeat lineup of "Wipeout" (3.48 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Body of Proof" (3.27 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and another "Body of Proof" (4.07 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.81 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) did the same with "One Tree Hill" (0.88 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Hellcats" (0.73 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): The Voice (0.00%), Masterchef (0.00%), America's Got Talent (-8.30%).

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," 2.7/6; and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6. ABC's "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" were delayed by an NBA overrun.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; and "Late Show," 0.7/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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