TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘MasterChef’ Steady, ‘Healing in the Heartland’ Decent, Soft Premieres for ‘The American Baking Competition’ & ‘The Lookout’
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.2/7||1.5/4||1.4/4||1.1/3||1.0/3||0.4/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.9/7||0.8/3||1.3/5||0.7/3||0.6/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||5.434||6.475||3.511||4.123||5.730||1.290|
FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49 while NBC was on top with total viewers.
On FOX, MasterChef earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating even with last week’s premiere.
On NBC, Dateline scored a Wednesday season high with a1.6 up 14 percent from last Wednesday’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Healing in the Heartlands: Benefit Concert earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, the network’s best time period performance since January 9.
On ABC, Family Tools scored a series low 1.0 down 17 percent from a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent episode on May 15. How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) earned a series low 1.3 down 38 percent from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of The Lookout (formerly known as primetime Nightline) garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating up 10 percent from the premiere of last summer’s Final Witness on June 27, 2012.
On CBS, the premiere of The American Baking Competition earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 23 percent from a 1.3 for the premiere of Dogs In The City on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, ranking as CBS’s lowest rated Wednesday debut ever.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, May 22, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|CBS||The American Baking Competition – Series Premiere||1.0/3||5.21|
|ABC||The Middle – R||1.0/4||4.32|
|CW||Arrow – R||0.4/1||1.48|
|9:00||NBC||Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert||1.9/6||8.56|
|ABC||Modern Family – R||1.4/4||4.64|
|CBS||Criminal Minds – R||1.0/3||5.21|
|CW||Supernatural – r||0.4/1||1.11|
|9:30||ABC||How To Live With Your Parents…||1.3/4||4.01|
|10:00||CBS||CSI – R||1.1/3||6.97|
|ABC||The Lookout – Series Premiere||1.1/3||4.07|
|NBC||Chicago Fire – R||0.9/3||3.77|
via press note:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5 with an encore.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.5/2 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3 with an encore.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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) tied CBS’s first-run “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 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- 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.
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