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[08/02/13 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Coast to Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, august 1, 2013)

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

CBS (6.267 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.842 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (6.543 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Big Brother 15" (7.039 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Elementary" (4.569 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Second place then went to ABC (4.662 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and its original lineup of "Wipeout" (4.432 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Motive" (4.475 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and "Rookie Blue" (5.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was NBC (4.039 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" (3.833 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) followed by new episodes of "The Winner Is" (4.147 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Hollywood Game Night" (4.135 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.626 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Glee" (1.566 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13), "New Girl" (1.819 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "The Mindy Project" (1.553 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.871 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its coverage of "The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards" (0.871 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the ceremony delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Wipeout
+4.17% - Big Brother 15
0.00% - The Winner Is
0.00% - Motive
-7.69% - Hollywood Game Night
-9.09% - Rookie Blue

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Rookie Blue (vs. Rookie Blue (Repeat))
+50.00% - The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat)/The L.A. Complex (Repeat))
+31.58% - Big Brother 15 (vs. Big Brother 14)
+20.00% - Wipeout (vs. Wipeout (Repeat))
-38.46% - Motive (vs. Wipeout)
-89.29% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)
-91.96% - The Winner Is (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)

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," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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 0.8/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/2/12):

NBC (35.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.2, #1) continued its reign with another night of "2012 Summer Olympics" (35.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 11.2, #1) coverage.

CBS (4.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was king of the leftovers with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Two and a Half Men" (4.84 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Big Brother 14" (5.38 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "Person of Interest" (3.78 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

Next up was ABC (3.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a repeat of "Wipeout" (3.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) followed by an originals "Wipeout" (3.84 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and a repeat of "Rookie Blue" (2.04 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Raising Hope" (1.91 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), another "Raising Hope" (1.69 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Glee" (1.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.71 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "The L.A. Complex" (0.46 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.58 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-13.64% - Big Brother 14
-40.91% - Wipeout

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
-29.63% - Big Brother 14

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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