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[06/05/13 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Opens on Top for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 4, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (10.926 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) overshadowed the competition on Tuesday with a new "The Voice" (10.572 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) followed by the two-hour season premiere of "America's Got Talent" (11.102 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1).

FOX (4.388 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then claimed a distant second place with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.388 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.823 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) with repeats of "NCIS" (8.624 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.762 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) and a new "Brooklyn DA" (4.082 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.002 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up week two of "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.779 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and a rebroadcast of "Body of Proof" (4.447 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.668 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.489 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) on The CW (0.578 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Voice
-11.11% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Extreme Weight Loss
-20.00% - Brooklyn DA

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+93.75% - America's Got Talent (vs. Love in the Wild)
-4.76% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. Last Man Standing (Repeats)/Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric)
-11.76% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent)
-23.81% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hell's Kitchen/MasterChef)
-27.27% - Brooklyn DA (vs. 48 Hours Mystery (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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 (6/5/12):

NBC (7.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) held off the competition on Tuesday with a new "America's Got Talent" (12.22 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and the two-hour season premiere of "Love in the Wild" (4.99 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

FOX (4.82 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home a competitive second place with night two of "Hell's Kitchen" (4.85 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "MasterChef" (4.79 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2).

Next up was CBS (7.21 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.54 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.37 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) offered up repeats of "Last Man Standing" (3.29 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9), another "Last Man Standing" (3.05 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and the two-hour special "Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric" (6.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

And finally, week two of "The Catalina" (0.81 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" (0.67 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Catalina" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Catalina
-8.11% - America's Got Talent

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

+90.91% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+10.53% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Masterchef)
0.00% - The Catalina (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-5.56% - America's Got Talent
-64.44% - Love in the Wild (vs. The Voice)
-76.36% - Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric (vs. NBA Finals, Game 4)

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 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" (0.3/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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