TV Ratings Tuesday: 'So You Think You Can Dance' & 'Brookyn DA' Fall + 'America's Got Talent' Premiere Bests 'The Voice' Lead In

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June 5th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.1/10 1.6/5 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/8 1.3/5 1.3/5 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.926 4.388 3.390 4.002 6.823 0.578


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

On NBC, The Voice scored a Tuesday series low 3.0, down two tenths from last week's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. The premiere of America's Got Talent earned a 3.1, down six tenths from last year's 3.7 premiere rating and a series low for a premiere. Your predictions were about right!

On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss earned a 1.0, down two tenths  from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance earned a 1.6, down three tenths from last week's 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS,  Brooklyn D.A. garnered a 0.8, down two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for June 4, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice 3.0 11 10.57
FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.6 5 4.39
CBS NCIS -R 1.0 4 8.62
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 1.0 3 3.77
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.67
9:00PM NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) -Premiere 3.1 9 11.10
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.1 3 7.76
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.2 1 0.49
10:00PM CBS Brooklyn DA 0.8 2 4.08
ABC Body of Proof -R 0.7 2 4.45
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Fake Me Out

    Off Topic … anyone else happy How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) was canned just merely for the fact it won’t mess up the look of the the TV Listings box on the right? If you need more than 3 words for your title … rethink your title.


  • mike

    brooklyn da stinks

  • Melanie P.

    Saw the last few minutes of AGT and it was lots of fun! All the judges seem to have great chemistry too.

  • Melanie P.

    @Clarke, FYI Mel B. was known as Scary Spice in the group.

  • Ultima

    But why repeat a show thats canceled.

    Because they think it will get better ratings than repeating one of their renewed serial dramas.

    i have never seen a canceled show been repeated after the [series] finale.

    Prior to about a decade ago, it used to be a very common practice, due to the lack of original summer programming. It still happens, but less frequently.

    Perhaps ABC are rethinking their decision on canceling BOP.

    No, just as they are not considering bringing back Zero Hour, 666 Park Ave, etc. They just need to fill space on the schedule.

  • Ultima

    How low can So You Think You Can Dance go before FOX cancels it?

    With FOX planning on airing original scripted programming next summer as well as staying committed to Gordon Ramsay, I think this may be the final season of SYTYCD.

  • Bobby

    I watched the Voice for the first time this week. All I have to say is that last night’s show isn’t really anything that great. They’re a couple of performences, but none that decide the fate of the contestants. You can always find out the person who got sent home online the next day. Monday’s episodes however actually are important and great to watch.

  • Ivana Pee


    If they think it will get better ratings, why didn’t they just renew the show? Why not put on Castle or Scandal or Grey’s who should all repeat strongly aswell. More repeats of BOP are scheduled for the coming weeks, they have to be up to something. Can you give me an example of a show that was canceled by ABC that has repeated after the series finale aired because i sure can’t think of one.

  • JR

    NBC will never move AGT to spring because that’s basically all they have to show in the summer. The Voice is actually doing ok despite the fact that this season is incredibly boring for anyone who doesn’t love country music. I think Shakira and Usher are better than both Christina and Cee Lo, but unfortunately for them this season has turned into The Blake Show.

  • Ultima

    If they think it will get better ratings, why didn’t they just renew the show?

    They’ve already paid for the repeats. Amongst the programming which they’ve already paid for (and which isn’t already on the schedule), they think that Body of Proof repeats will provide the highest ratings.

    This has absolutely nothing to do with investing additional money into the show and renewing it for another season.

    Can you give me an example of a show that was canceled by ABC that has repeated after the series finale aired because i sure can’t think of one.

    Eight Simple Rules… (2005), Hope & Faith (2006), The George Lopez Show (2007), According to Jim (2009)

  • Ryan Tadych

    Talent was great, although I didn’t like the opening. It’s overall viewers was up from last year’s premiere. Like previously stated, it gets higher ratings than most of the network’s fall shows, and what else do they have they will get them 10+ million viewers each week IN THE SUMMER. I think the show will be fine, and we might even see a ratings increase as the summer wears on, especially if the people like the new judges. Different overall feel to the show, but it is a success and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Radio City Live shows might help them too!

  • MichaelChickless

    Thank God I have about 100 hours of shows I recorded in the regular season that I can watch this summer!

  • roly

    Summertime blues

  • Samunto

    Still wondering why NBC never premiered AGT midseason especially when it didn’t have The Voice. AGT surely could have given NBC major rooting in-season. I wonder what contractual agreements led to that.

    As a fan, i have to admit that 2 cycles of The Voice are tiring. (ok i also watch 2 other international versions though i dropped the UK version for being the worst ever!).

  • Brian

    BRING BACK BODY OF PROOF “Summer 2014″!

  • rick

    The reason why American Idol slaughtered ratings for it’s first 9-10 seasons was because the producers made it into an event. Only one season a year and you would have to wait from May-January.

    The voice is still less than 3 years old and it’s already losing some steam because the two seasons format is just killing it.

  • talbet

    Howard Stern has another job still doing radio for Sirius. I think part of the reason AGT is a summer show is to fit the live shows into his vacation schedule from the radio show.

  • Mumbo

    People are criticizing the Voice’s ratings, but it’s airing outside of the regular season here. Anything 3.0 or higher in June is quite fantastic, most shows can’t pull that in the spring or fall.

  • boogke

    I remember that the year the Clueless sitcom aired on ABC with high expectations it turned out to be sort of a ratings dud and got cancelled, but that summer the repeat suddenly started taking off and it started landing in the top 20 (airing on Fridays no less) What was even weirder was it had already been picked up by UPN so ABC could not get it back. It went on to do two more seasons on UPN with decent ratings though the quality fell after the move.

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