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[08/23/13 - 08:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos for Fourth Straight Thursday
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, august 22, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, Fast Nationals for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC are inflated.]

CBS (6.174 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) continued its reign on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.950 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (7.410 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3), "Big Brother 15" (6.834 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Elementary" (4.009 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

ABC (4.918 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a distant second with its original lineup of "Wipeout" (4.465 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), "Motive" (5.027 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Rookie Blue" (5.262 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was NBC (3.671 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with encores of "America's Got Talent" (3.610 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9) and "Hollywood Game Night" (3.451 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and followed by a new "Hollywood Game Night" (0.951 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.796 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "Glee" (1.928 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "New Girl" (1.676 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "The Mindy Project" (1.650 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.927 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "America's Next Top Model" (0.820 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.873 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Big Brother 15
0.00% - Hollywood Game Night
-15.38% - Motive
-18.75% - Wipeout
-21.43% - Rookie Blue

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Hollywood Game Night (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+4.55% - Big Brother 15
-8.33% - Rookie Blue
-13.33% - Wipeout
-35.29% - 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," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/23/12):

CBS (6.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.55 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Two and a Half Men" (6.24 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "Big Brother 14" (6.36 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "Person of Interest" (5.36 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

ABC (5.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Wipeout" (5.43 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), a second new "Wipeout" (5.39 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "Rookie Blue" (4.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Next up was NBC (4.07 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Office" (3.28 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Parks & Recreation" (2.82 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) followed by originals from "Saving Hope" (3.74 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (5.42 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.11 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its repeat lineup of "Raising Hope" (2.24 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11), "New Girl" (2.04 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T11) and "Glee" (2.08 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14).

And finally, new episodes of "Oh Sit!" (0.91 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "The Next" (0.84 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (0.87 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Oh Sit!" delivered a 0.4 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Oh Sit!
+6.25% - Wipeout - 9:00
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
0.00% - The Next
-4.35% - Big Brother 14
-7.69% - Rookie Blue
-11.11% - Saving Hope

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Repeat))
+13.33% - Wipeout - 9:00 (vs. Expedition Impossible)
0.00% - The Next (vs. Plain Jane (Repeat))
-7.69% - Rookie Blue
-20.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-21.05% - Wipeout - 8:00
-23.81% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
-31.25% - Big Brother 14

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; 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," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) 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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