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[08/13/14 - 08:25 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
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 (8/12/14):

NBC (7.838 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) snagged the top spot on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "Food Fighters" (4.412 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "America's Got Talent" (9.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (5.049 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.981 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) followed by a special "20/20: The Life and Death of Robin Williams" (7.187 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (6.342 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS" (8.069 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.112 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "Person of Interest" (4.845 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.432 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its own second run mix of "Family Guy" (1.834 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.470 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9), "New Girl" (1.155 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "The Mindy Project" (1.271 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "Arrow" (0.805 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "Supernatural" (0.843 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (0.824 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 while "Supernatural" posted a 0.2 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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) 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 0.3/3 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 (8/13/13):

NBC (6.939 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) took home the demo crown for the fourth consecutive week on Tuesday thanks to a repeat of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.731 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a new two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.543 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

FOX (3.878 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then snagged the silver with its mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.878 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.348 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with a new "Extreme Weight Loss" (3.548 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and a repeat of "Body of Proof" (2.948 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.011 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up second runs of "NCIS" (7.971 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.375 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Person of Interest" (4.688 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.190 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.852 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and a new "Capture" (0.790 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (1.406 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Line" delivered a 0.7 and a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Capture" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Capture
-4.00% - America's Got Talent
-8.33% - Extreme Weight Loss
-11.11% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+57.14% - Extreme Weight Loss (vs. The Middle (Repeat)/Last Man Standing (Repeat)/Happy Endings (Repeat)/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (Repeat))
+50.00% - Capture (vs. The L.A. Complex)
+17.07% - America's Got Talent (vs. America's Got Talent/Stars Earn Stripes (Repeat))
-40.91% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Hotel Hell/MasterChef)

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," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

·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," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·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" (1.2/4 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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