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[06/28/13 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with "Hell's Kitchen"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, june 27, 2013)

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

FOX (3.823 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) pulled in front on Thursday thanks to a new "Hell's Kitchen" (5.380 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1) and the season finale of "Does Someone Have to Go?" (2.266 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

CBS (6.241 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home the silver with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.865 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1), "Two and a Half Men" (6.044 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Person of Interest" (6.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and "Elementary" (5.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was ABC (4.602 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with the post-NBA return of "Wipeout" (3.697 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Motive" (5.017 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Rookie Blue" (5.093 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.346 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its second run mix of "Parks & Recreation" (2.141 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), another "Parks & Recreation" (1.758 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "The Office" (1.643 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), another "The Office" (1.818 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "America's Got Talent" (3.358 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.799 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.588 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) closed out the evening over on The CW (0.694 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). 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):
+5.26% - Hell's Kitchen
0.00% - Does Someone Have to Go?
-8.33% - Rookie Blue (vs. 5/30/13)
-18.18% - Wipeout (vs. 5/30/13)
-25.00% - Motive (vs. 5/30/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Take Me Out)
0.00% - Rookie Blue
-10.00% - Wipeout (vs. Duets)
-25.00% - Does Someone Have to Go? (vs. The Choice)
-52.63% - Motive (vs. Wipeout)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (6/28/12):

CBS (6.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "2 Broke Girls" (6.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Person of Interest" (6.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "The Mentalist" (6.20 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

ABC (4.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however split the demo crown with its mix of "Duets" (4.23 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), the return of "Wipeout" (5.89 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "Rookie Blue" (4.85 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was FOX (2.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Take Me Out" (2.32 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "The Choice" (2.90 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" (6.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) followed by new episodes of "Saving Hope" (3.29 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.52 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.87 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.65 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" posted a 0.4 rating while "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Saving Hope
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
0.00% - Breaking Pointe
-9.09% - Duets (vs. 6/20/12)
-15.38% - Rookie Blue (vs. 6/7/12)
-16.67% - Take Me Out
-20.00% - The Choice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+161.54% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials (vs. Community (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Choice (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+14.29% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
+5.56% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
0.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-21.43% - Rookie Blue
-26.32% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/Parks & Recreation (Repeat))
-37.50% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-47.37% - Duets (vs. Wipeout)

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," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

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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