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[08/15/12 - 08:42 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns on Top for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, august 14, 2012)

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

NBC (7.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was back in front on Tuesday with the return of "America's Got Talent" (9.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) followed by an encore of "Stars Earn Stripes" (3.99 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

FOX (5.39 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with night two of "Hotel Hell" (5.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) alongside the return of "MasterChef" (5.70 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.47 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (7.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and "The Mentalist" (5.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) was out of the hunt with its mix of "The Middle" (3.24 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Last Man Standing" (2.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), "Happy Endings" (1.85 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.67 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) plus a new "NY Med" (4.20 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

And finally on The CW (0.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.77 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.53 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The L.A. Complex
+42.86% - NY Med
+3.85% - America's Got Talent (vs. 7/24/12)
-7.69% - MasterChef (vs. 7/24/12)

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

+45.95% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/America's Got Talent)
+11.11% - NY Med (vs. Combat Hospital)
-12.50% - Hotel Hell (vs. MasterChef)
-14.29% - MasterChef (vs MasterChef)
-33.33% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Shedding for the Wedding (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," 2.2/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

· 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," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/16/11):

FOX (6.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) rose to the top on Tuesday with the penultimate episode of "Masterchef" (6.08 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) followed by the season finale of "Masterchef" (7.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

NBC (8.07 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "It's Worth What?" (4.07 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "America's Got Talent" (10.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

Next up was ABC (4.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a repeat of "Wipeout" (5.45 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) followed by new episodes of "Take the Money and Run" (3.63 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) and "Combat Hospital" (3.63 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (8.54 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.84 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.99 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Shedding for the Wedding" (0.74 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (0.87 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Masterchef (12.0%), Combat Hospital (0.0%), America's Got Talent (-6.9%), It's Worth What? (-9.1%), Take the Money and Run (-22.2%).

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," 2.6/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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