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[07/30/14 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/29/14):

NBC (8.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top draw on Tuesday thanks to week two of "Food Fighters" (4.767 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) followed by a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (10.519 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

ABC (3.408 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second place with an original "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.693 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and the season finale of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.837 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was CBS (6.387 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.281 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.406 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and "Person of Interest" (4.475 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.265 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its own second run mix of "Family Guy" (1.754 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.149 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9), "New Girl" (1.032 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "The Mindy Project" (1.128 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.945 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Supernatural" (0.643 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the evening over on The CW (0.794 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Arrow" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.3 rating.

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/30/13):

NBC (7.642 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday with a rebroadcast of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.602 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and a new "America's Got Talent" (9.662 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

FOX (4.142 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a distant second place with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.224 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its second run lineup of "NCIS" (7.572 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.065 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "Person of Interest" (5.034 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.329 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.568 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) plus a repeat of "Body of Proof" (2.850 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, originals from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.369 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.449 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and the premiere of "Capture" (0.977 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) on The CW (1.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.7 and a 0.7 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Extreme Weight Loss
-3.57% - America's Got Talent
-11.11% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-18.18% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 7/16/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+350.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:30 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+300.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 8:00 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+100.00% - Capture (vs. The L.A. Complex)
+69.23% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. The Middle (Repeat)/Last Man Standing (Repeat)/Wipeout (Repeat))
+55.56% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef (Repeat)/MasterChef (Repeat))
-77.87% - America's Got Talent (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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

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

·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" (1.5/5 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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