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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'America's Got Talent' Down, 'MasterChef', 'NY Med', 'The L.A. Complex' Flat

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August 22nd, 2012

Scoreboard NBC FOX UNI CBS ABC CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.0/6 1.8/6 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.8/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.6/6 1.4/5 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.858 4.660 3.367 7.148 3.003 0.735

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NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49 and in total viewers.

On NBC, America's Got Talent earned a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 11% from last week's 2.8.

On FOX,  MasterChef  scored a 2.4  adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance.

On ABC, NY Med garnered a 1.0 among adults 18-49, even with last week.

On the CW, The LA Complex  earned a 0.2, flat with last week.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, August 21, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC America's Got Talent (8-10PM) 2.5/7 9.64
FOX MasterChef - R 1.3/4 3.42
CBS NCIS - R 1.2/4 8.05
ABC The Middle - R 0.8/3 3.25
CW Hart Of Dixie - R 0.3/1 0.88
8:30 ABC Last Man Standing - R 0.8/3 2.92
9:00 FOX MasterChef 2.4/7 5.90
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles- R 1.1/3 7.11
ABC Happy Endings - R 0.8/2 2.12
CW The L.A. Complex 0.2/1 0.59
9:30 ABC Don't Trust The B in Apt. 23 -R 0.6/2 1.72
10:00 NBC Go On - R 1.4/4 4.85
CBS The Mentalist - R 1.1/3 6.28
ABC NY Med 1.0/3 4.01
10:30 NBC Animal Practice - R 1.0/3 3.74

Via Press Note:

 

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; 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,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; "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" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

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

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Nadine

    Go On was terrific. Loved it.

  • nano

    I actually liked Animal Practice better this second time around.

  • Paige Rules! #betrAyal

    @ wendy

    AGREED! Thank you!

  • Michael

    - I was so rooting for the person who was eliminated last night on Master Chef to win! Ugh, she was consistent throughout the entire competition, minus yesterday’s performance.

    LA Complex doing terrible, as usual in the ratings department. Looks like Mark Pedowitz is moving it to Mondays’ starting next week to try and increase interest for the show.

  • Tom

    I agree that the LAC’s ratings are stable. Of course, then so is the Titanic.

  • Whose A?

    LAC is the best show on television and the haters can suck it.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    wendy, Rick, Hope, Firass Dirani, justin, Goose, Rajesh, Daniel, and the rest of your epically large sock puppet army,

    We frown upon sock puppetry in these here parts, but thanks for playing.

    Bye now!

    For others wondering, all of the sock puppet army’s comments have been deleted.

  • Deeeeee

    LOL@ Bill Gorman. 8 sock puppets? I admit I change my usernames sometimes on here because I keep forgetting what I used last but at least I don’t reply to my own messages. That’s really funny.

    Anyway, while LAC’s rating is stable, it’s still very bad… I can see The CW renewing it if it had 0.5 or above but 0.2 average is not good even for The CW’s standards.

    Fortunately, it is doing pretty well in Canada and is likely to be renewed in Canada. That’s all that matters!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “LOL@ Bill Gorman. 8 sock puppets? “

    Far, far more than 8, more like 100, I just didn’t bother to type all the rest of the names in, or I’d be typing all day. A significant % of all “Pro LAC” comments on our site since April have been from that same sock puppet army.

  • Michael

    This reminds me of the Nikita sock puppet army, several months ago on this site lol…

  • jake

    If Apartment 23 is cancelled I won’t try to watch another abc comedy, it need to be at least above 2.3 in the premiere and around 1.7 average to be alive.

  • Juan

    Happy that Happy Ending repeated better, hopefully it comes back strong, also I love apartment 23 but they only have 7 episodes to repeat so why are people complaing, it’s fine, finally very sad about the person who went home yesterday from MasterChef, she was my fav. And had been very consistant through, I mean the other person had the advantage so I don’t like that

  • rob60990

    “If Apartment 23 is cancelled I won’t try to watch another abc comedy, it need to be at least above 2.3 in the premiere and around 1.7 average to be alive.”

    ABC won’t renew a comedy averaging a 1.7 in its 2nd season.

  • JD

    Well, at least TLAC isn’t going down (overall viewers is up again by a bit). Hopefully the move to Monday doesn’t hurt the small audience it already has, because it’s stellar.

  • Allen

    I like Go On.

    Animal Practice was rather bad. I don’t see that show lasting long.

  • Paul

    NBC should have aired The New Normal after the Olympics instead of Animal Practice.

  • panda22

    @ Tom: I agree that the LAC’s ratings are stable. Of course, then so is the Titanic.

    ^ LOL!….nice analogy, it’ll never improve…it’s had alot of eps. now to improve, no one is watching in the US and Canada. Unless they get it DIRT cheap how can Pedowitz justify a renewal?

  • panda22

    @ Bill Gorman: Far, far more than 8, more like 100, I just didn’t bother to type all the rest of the names in, or I’d be typing all day. A significant % of all “Pro LAC” comments on our site since April have been from that same sock puppet army.

    ^ WTF?….is someone being paid to push LAC?….someone from the show?
    We don’t need a sock puppet army to tell us how good LAC is, just watch it! :)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “^ WTF?….is someone being paid to push LAC?….someone from the show?”

    Nah, internet conspiracy chatter to the contrary, that kind of thing is an internet urban myth.

    It’s just crazy fanboys/girls, who do it for free (not including the cost of any drug therapy they may be undertaking).

  • Getmilk

    100 sock pockets?!?! That’s nuts!

    I agree with Panda. This show doesn’t need false advertising. The show just need people to get over the misconceptions that it’s another Melrose Place kind of show.

    I heard it’s doing great on Muchmusic. Not anyhwere near Pretty Little Liars’ numbers but better than their other original shows.

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