TV Ratings Tuesday: 'America's Got Talent' Dips, 'So You Think You Can Dance' Rises, 'Extreme Weight Loss' Up

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June 26th, 2013

America's Got Talent June 25

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.1/6 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.5/5 1.3/5 0.8/3 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.009 4.415 3.829 3.544 6.377 0.738

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

On NBC, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers scored a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating even with its most recent original episode on March 19. America's Got Talent earned a season low 2.6 down 13 percent from last week's 3.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance garnered a 1.6 up 14 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss notched a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating up 20 percent from a 1.0 on June 4.


Broadcast primetime ratings for June 25, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.6/5 4.42
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 1.2/4 3.92
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.1/4 4.03
CBS NCIS - R 1.0/4 8.04
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.83
8:30 NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 1.1/4 4.15
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) 2.6/8 9.97
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 0.8/2 5.99
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.2/1 0.65
10:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 0.8/2 5.09
ABC Body of Proof - R 0.7/2 2.80
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • Petar

    @ CBS’s summer strategy of airing repeats and Big Brother for four months isn’t working anymore. Time to change. Perhaps Under the Dome will help.

    I agree. May be time for serialized shows during summer. Only TBBT rerun is still on fire. All otehr shows dramas and comedies are disaster. 2BG rerun can’t hit 1.2 too.

  • Joseph A

    1st ,, So You Think You Can Dance , had one of its best openings in a long time , really enjoyed it.

    Not sure I like the casting but it will hopefully do well this season.

  • Petar

    @Yes this summer CBS is repeating extremely poorly. And that coming off a season where ratings were down over 20% for most shows.

    That is why i think ratings will be down again even more this season. Last season most CBS reruns were around 1.2-1.5 with TBTT around 2.5 now only TBBT is close down but close to last summer. Most reruns drop 0.5 for 12 months.

  • CrimTV

    I have a feeling that the premieres this season will be higher than last year. Better shows+Under the Dome’s ratings

  • The End

    Personally I think these CBS numbers are encouraging and gives me confidence that Person of Interest will do fine.

  • Joseph

    I wonder if NBC will dump their scheduled “Dateline” rerun tonight (June 26th) and replace it with a new episode covering today’s arrest of all-star football player Aaron Hernandez for murder.

  • HV

    LOL Betty White repeat and new episode got the same rating.
    I hope that NBC moves AGT back one hour, to be from 8:00-10:00. Although that will mean I will have to watch the new episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway online instead of when it airs.

  • AniMatsuri

    Hopefully, the ratings will continue to uptick for SYTYCD and convince Fox to give them back the 2nd night results show. Voting and having to wait until next week is non-sense!

  • HV

    Well I think that next summer CBS will have some new shows that didn’t make it onto the schedule (Friends with Better Lives, Bad Teacher) so they will have some more original programing, although I don’t believe that those shows will help very much, especially Bad Teacher.

  • Fred


    Keep in mind that that Super Bowl has a much stronger effect in the ratings for FOX than other networks. FOX airs fewer hours a week so their average will increase substantially.
    Also despite steep declines last season, FOX’s X FACTOR/IDOL still managed to help FOX battle NBC’s VOICE/NFL and win for the season.
    I believe with the Super Bowl FOX will beat NBC yet again.
    ABC will most likely be in 4th again.

  • HalCapone

    While FOX does indeed air about 35% fewer hours of weekly programming than the original big three networks, nightly network ratings measurements for prime time viewing includes those hours FOX does not broadcast and therefore FOX has to win significantly from 8-9pm in order to claim victory for the entire evening/week/year which includes the 10pm hour and weekend evenings. Ratings victories are not determined as a percentage of one network’s limited air time, they are determined by the total percentage of 18-49 viewers watching network television programming beginnng at 8pm and ending at 11pm. While the Superbowl will certainly bump up FOX’ 18-49 rating for the year, I doubt it will be sufficient to pull FOX out of fourth place next year. FOX did accomplish an amazing feat for several years when American Idol ratings were stratoshperic, handily beating the ratings of all the other networks combined (during all three hours of prime time) for those evenings Idol aired. To say the fortunes of FOX have changed is an understatement.

  • Justmepat

    If you condemn Paula Deen, even though you have used bad language and also used the N word so shall I condemn you Wal Mart,Sams, Sears,Food Network. Believe it or not Paula does have a lot of fans out there. Also there are true Americans that she has been judged unjustly. America look at yourself have you ever did something that hurt another individual. We all make mistakes, what Paula had done was in the past. Maybe Paula should hire an investigator to look up the owner of Wal Mart, lets see what he has done in the past. Oh how about all those who work at Food Network. How about Woopie, on the view, has she ever used a insulting word about white America? I ask true Americans to boycott all those who are turning there backs on Paula.

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