TV Ratings Wednesday: 'MasterChef' & 'American Baking Competition' Steady; 'How to Live With Your Parents' & 'Family Tools' Hit Lows

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June 6th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.4/4 1.1/3 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/8 1.3/5 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.377 3.638 3.892 5.320 4.297 1.224

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

On FOX, MasterChef earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating from 8-10PM, down a tenth from last week's 2.3.

On NBC, Dateline scored a 1.1, down four tenths from last Wednesday’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Family Tools hit a new series low with a 0.9, down a tenth from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) earned a series low 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Lookout matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, The American Baking Competition was flat with last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.



Overnight ratings for Wednesday, June 5, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Masterchef (8-10PM) 2.2 7 5.37
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 4 5.20
ABC The Middle -R 1.0 4 4.08
CBS The American Baking Competition 1.0 4 4.62
CW Arrow -R 0.4 1 1.38
8:30PM ABC Family Tools 0.9 3 3.43
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family -R 1.3 4 4.46
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.0 3 5.01
NBC Law & Order: SVU -R 1.0 3 4.73
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 1.06
9:30PM ABC How to Live With Your Parents 1.3 4 3.79
10:00PM CBS CSI -R 1.3 4 6.33
ABC The Lookout 1.1 3 3.79
NBC Chicago Fire -R 0.7 2 2.96

via press note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 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; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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 1.3/4 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" (1.3/4 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Robert Ford

    Once again HTLWYP maintains 100% retention and respectable (though certainly not outstanding) summer ratings. Now, the question is will HTLWYP be adjusted up again? If it can for once build on its lead in, maybe some of the retentionists will finally concede that ABC made a mistake.

  • RyanCanada

    oh how the summer ratings can be so boring lol

  • DenverDean

    CSI almost doubling CF. It seems like this would be the time people would be sampling CF? NBC is making a mistake by not moving CF to its Tuesday spot with a decent lead-in and to get people used to new viewing pattern. It will have hands full with POI.

  • rob60990

    POI is a weak show. Chicago Fire has nothing to worry about.

    The Middle repeating better than HIMYM. :)

  • John A

    Lol How To Live terrible rating.

  • FLOP Detector

    How to FLOP With Your Parents
    FLOP Tools

  • Stop the Flop

    “How to FLOP With Your Parents
    FLOP Tools”

    No. Just no.

    (I curse the day that Britney joined the X-Factor.)

  • FringeFan

    I thought last week was the series finale of HTLWYP. Perhaps others didn’t know either especially with ABCs terrible scheduling.

  • vcoolwater

    It looks like ABC made the right decision in cancelling How to live… The show would have been another Happy Ending etc. I don’t think it would have done well even on Fridays.

    Plus I think Neighbors is better companion show for Last Man Standing.

  • CBSviewer

    CSI is a monster ;) 13 seasons and it is #1 CBS’s drama in repeat (during summer). Criminal seems a little low and Supernatural repeat the same on every night it airs (It will be pretty high next season !)

  • r0ckmypants

    @FringeFan – How to Live has been airing straight through without breaks. What’s terrible about that scheduling?

    I actually enjoy The American Baking Competition, even though Jeff Foxworthy is the strangest choice to host. He gets a little annoying, but so far it’s a pleasant competition without any bickering or drama.

  • Owen

    I don’t know what’s more embarrassing, how FLOP Detector is choosing to use their time… or that they’re also terrible at it.

  • JayJay

    There is nothing to watch on Wednesdays

  • HalCapone

    Summer ratings = yawn

  • Survivor Fan

    What is with all of this inserting flop into show names?

  • Dennis

    1.3 for HTLWYP is actually decent for this time of year….

    It did better then Mistresses so…

  • MichaelChickless

    Wow, CSI repeats well.

    Just hoping the basketball game doesn’t hurt Hannibal too much tonight, even though it’s already renewed.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    MasterChef is killing it !! (for summer standards).
    How to flop with your parents ( Flop the rest of your life) keeps flopping. Tying a rerun it’s not an accomplishment, even if it adjusts up in the finals, still a flop.

  • Dennis

    @Bitter Ringer Fan

    You know what was a huge flop?


  • Michael

    Summer ratings are boring to track, but glad: Masterchef, Hell’s Kitchen, The Voice, AGT are succeeding!

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