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[06/19/13 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Finale Falls Short of the NBA Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, june 18, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (13.702 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) overshadowed the competition on Tuesday with its mix of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.583 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5), "Kia NBA Countdown" (10.048 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.8, #3) and a monster showing for "NBA Finals, Game 6" (16.145 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.5, #1).

NBC (14.013 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #2) then had to settle for second place despite a new "America's Got Talent" (11.433 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4) and the two-hour season finale of "The Voice" (15.303 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.851 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with another two-hour edition of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.851 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.434 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.013 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.092 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "Person of Interest" (5.197 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Hart of Dixie" (0.734 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.571 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (0.652 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Model" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+65.22% - Kia NBA Countdown
+59.26% - The Voice
+32.65% - NBA Finals, Game 6
+8.33% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-3.33% - America's Got Talent
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+177.42% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/Love in the Wild)
+93.33% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
+35.71% - Kia NBA Countdown
+8.33% - NBA Finals, Game 6 (vs. NBA Finals, Game 4)
+4.00% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
-33.33% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hell's Kitchen/MasterChef)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/19/12):

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

ABC (11.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.9, #1) was not surprisingly the network to beat on Tuesday with its coverage of "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (6.94 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3), "NBA Countdown" (7.32 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and "NBA Finals, Game 4" (13.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.0, #1).

FOX (5.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with originals of "Hell's Kitchen" (5.29 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "MasterChef" (5.10 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Next up was NBC (5.86 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (6.46 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7), another "America's Got Talent" (6.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) and a new "Love in the Wild" (4.13 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "NCIS" (8.18 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.77 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.85 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with a series high for "The Catalina" (0.99 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) followed by a repeat of "The L.A. Complex" (0.70 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Catalina" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Catalina
+13.64% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night
+7.14% - NBA Finals, Game 4
+4.76% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - NBA Countdown
-4.76% - MasterChef
-18.75% - Love in the Wild

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

+287.10% - NBA Finals, Game 4 (vs. 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show/Combat Hospital)
+81.82% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+64.71% - NBA Countdown (vs. Wipeout: Summer Sneak Peek)
+47.06% - Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night (vs. Wipeout: Summer Sneak Peek)
+22.22% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Masterchef)
0.00% - The Catalina (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-69.77% - 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," 2.0/5; 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," 0.4/2; "Nightline," (delayed by NBA Basketball); and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (delayed by NBA Basketball).

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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