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[07/04/13 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Best Mostly Repeat Competition
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, july 3, 2013)

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

CBS (4.887 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top draw on Wednesday thanks to new episodes of "Big Brother 15" (5.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "The American Baking Competition" (4.674 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) plus a repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.633 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

NBC (4.334 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then snagged the silver with rebroadcasts of "America's Got Talent" (5.153 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Chicago Fire" (2.696 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.700 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) offered up repeats of "MasterChef" (2.781 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and another "MasterChef" (2.619 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.809 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and its mix of "The Middle" (3.123 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Family Tools" (2.381 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "Modern Family" (3.003 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "The Neighbors" (2.634 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Lookout" (3.052 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Arrow" (1.011 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and "Supernatural" (0.837 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Supernatural" a 0.2 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The American Baking Competition
-14.29% - Family Tools
-22.22% - The Lookout
-23.81% - Big Brother 15

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Big Brother 15 (vs. Dogs in the City (Repeat))
+71.43% - The American Baking Competition (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
0.00% - Family Tools (vs. Suburgatory (Repeat))
0.00% - The Lookout (vs. Final Witness)

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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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) 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/4/12):

NBC (5.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was top holiday draw thanks to its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.15 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "Up All Night" (2.30 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (7.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and a rebroadcast of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (5.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (4.44 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "Dogs in the City" (3.47 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (4.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) followed by "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" (5.44 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Next up was ABC (2.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with encores of "The Middle" (2.77 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16), "Suburgatory" (2.35 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Modern Family" (2.71 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), another "Modern Family" (2.68 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and a new "Final Witness" (2.91 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "New Girl" (1.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), another "New Girl" (1.57 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), yet another "New Girl" (1.43 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and even more "New Girl" (1.50 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.69 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) plus another "America's Next Top Model" (0.70 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) on The CW (0.69 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-30.00% - Final Witness

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-42.86% - Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat)) -46.15% - Final Witness (vs. Primetime Nightline) -51.43% - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (vs. America's Got Talent)

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," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 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" (0.4/3 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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