TV Ratings Tuesday: ‘Hotel Hell’ and ‘NY Med’ Grow, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Even, & ‘MasterChef’ Down

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.3/7 2.2/7 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.8/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/6 2.0/7 1.4/5 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.879 5.394 3.263 6.467 2.891 0.647

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 and in total viewers, led by the return of  America’s Got Talent, which earned a 2.7 18-49 rating, even with its last original three weeks ago.

On FOX, the second episode of Hotel Hell earned a 2.1 rating, up two tenths from Monday’s 1.9 premiere rating. MasterChef returned from its Olympics hiatus, to earn a 2.4 18-49 rating, down a tenth from its last original three weeks ago.

On ABC, NY Med garnered a 1.0 18-49 rating, up three tenths from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49.

On the CW, The LA Complex was even with last week’s 0.2.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, August 14, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC America’s Got Talent -Live (9-10PM) 2.7 8 9.822
FOX Hotel Hell 2.1 7 5.087
CBS NCIS -R 1.1 4 7.164
ABC The Middle -R 0.8 3 3.236
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.3 1 0.768
8:30PM ABC Last Man Standing 0.8 2 2.735
9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.4 7 5.701
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.1 3 6.340
ABC Happy Ending -R 0.6 2 1.849
CW The LA Complex 0.2 1 0.527
9:30PM ABC Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 -R 0.6 2 1.673
10:00PM NBC Stars Earn Stripes -R 1.4 4 3.991
CBS The Mentalist -R 1.1 3 5.897
ABC NY Med 1.0 3 4.195


Via Press Note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.2/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.7/6; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.3/4. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.1/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.4/2 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.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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