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[08/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Continues Win Streak in Both Viewers, Demos
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/31/14):

CBS (5.383 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.227 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2), "The Millers" (5.395 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3), "Big Brother 16" (6.195 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Elementary" (3.645 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

NBC (3.162 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with its combination of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.953 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "Welcome to Sweden" (2.579 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8), "Meet the Engels" (1.920 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Last Comic Standing" (3.284 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was ABC (4.259 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with the premiere of "The Quest" (2.806 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8) alongside new episodes of "Rookie Blue" (4.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "NY Med" (5.456 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.021 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up a repeat of "Sleepy Hollow" (1.769 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) plus a new "Gang Related" (2.273 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.576 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) and "The Originals" (0.621 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T14) on The CW (0.598 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Originals" a 0.1 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/1/13):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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