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[05/31/13 - 08:21 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Hell's Kitchen" Keeps FOX in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, may 30, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (3.802 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Thursday with week two of its combination of "Hell's Kitchen" (4.989 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1) and "Does Someone Have to Go?" (2.615 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

CBS (6.937 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat of "The Big Bang Theory" (9.029 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1), the season finale of "Mike & Molly" (7.787 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and repeats of "Person of Interest" (6.856 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "Elementary" (5.546 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was ABC (5.337 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its lineup of "Wipeout" (4.502 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Motive" (5.670 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Rookie Blue" (5.838 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its combination of "Save Me" (2.850 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), a second "Save Me" (2.357 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14), repeats of "The Office" (1.827 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Parks & Recreation" (1.746 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) plus a new "Hannibal" (2.386 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.238 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.306 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) on The CW (1.272 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 "Beast" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Rookie Blue
0.00% - Motive
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Save Me - 8:00
-4.76% - Hell's Kitchen
-8.33% - Wipeout
-14.29% - Save Me - 8:30
-23.08% - Does Someone Have to Go?
-25.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 5/13/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Touch)
0.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. Rules of Engagement (Repeat))
-12.50% - Save Me - 8:00 (vs. The Office (Repeat))
-14.29% - Rookie Blue
-20.00% - Motive (vs. Duets)
-23.08% - Does Someone Have to Go? (vs. Touch)
-25.00% - Save Me - 8:30 (vs. The Office (Repeat))
-26.67% - Wipeout (vs. Duets)
-33.33% - Hannibal (vs. America's Got Talent (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," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

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

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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) tied CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/31/12):

CBS (7.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) proved to be the network to beat on Thursday despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1), "Rules of Engagement" (6.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2), "Person of Interest" (7.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "The Mentalist" (7.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

ABC (5.88 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with week two of "Duets" (5.89 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Rookie Blue" (5.84 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Next up was FOX (4.65 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a special "Touch" (4.61 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) followed by the season finale of "Touch" (4.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.71 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up encores of "The Office" (2.36 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), another "The Office" (2.19 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "America's Got Talent" (3.90 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) and another "America's Got Talent" (4.95 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

And finally, the debut of "Breaking Pointe" (0.96 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat of "The Catalina" (0.47 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" posted a 0.5 rating while "Catalina" delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Rookie Blue
-11.76% - Duets
-27.78% - Touch (vs. 5/17/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - Touch - 9:00 (vs. Glee (Repeat))
-25.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-53.57% - Touch - 8:00 (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-61.34% - Duets (vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night/NBA Countdown/NBA Finals, Game 2)
-74.55% - Rookie Blue (vs. NBA Finals, Game 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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). 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).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 with an encore in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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