TV Ratings Thursday: 'Rookie Blue' & 'Motive' Return Down, 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Does Someone Have to Go' Steady

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June 28th, 2013

Rookie Blue June 27, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.4/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.1/4 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 3.680 3.823 6.241 4.602 2.346 0.694


FOX and Univision tied for number 1 in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with Total Viewers.


On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen garnered 2.0 18-49 rating even with last week. Does Someone Have to Go? earned a  0.9 adults 18-49 rating, also matching last week's performance.

On ABC, Wipeout scored a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 1.2 on May 30. Motive notched a series low 0.9 down 25 percent from May 30's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Rookie Blue earned a season low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating down 9 percent from a 1.2 on May 30.



Overnight ratings for Thursday, June 27, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory  - R 2.0/7 7.87
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.0/7 5.38
ABC Wipeout 0.9/3 3.70
NBC Parks and Recreation  - R 0.6/2 2.14
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.80
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.3/5 6.04
NBC Parks and Recreation - R 0.6/2 1.76
9:00 CBS Person of Interest -R 1.0/3 6.48
ABC Motive 0.9/3 5.02
FOX Does Someone Have to Go? 0.9/3 2.27
NBC The Office- R 0.7/2 1.73
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.2/1 0.59
10:00 ABC Rookie Blue 1.1/4 5.09
CBS Elementary - R 0.9/3 5.29
NBC America's Got Talent - R 0.9/3 3.36


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
  • 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," 2.5/6; 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,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "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 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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  • MichaelChickless

    Does Some show Have to Go?

  • Sarah

    Rookie Blue :(

  • love

    What is univision

  • Gabby

    I am glad that a “Person of Interest” rerun was watched by almost 7 million people and that it won the 18-49 demo.

  • Kayla

    Love: univision is the Spanish language channel.


    Am I the only one who finds it weird NBC still has Office reruns on?

  • DenverDean

    Waiting for the “ABC is TRYING to KILL [insert show] by airing [specials] for [X] weeks!” Answers: “Motive, Rookie Blue” “NBA Finals” “3”. BINGO!!!

  • Lisbeth Slander

    OMFG, there is NOTHING more lame than putting FLOP in front of a show title.

  • bjssp

    I don’t think those late night ratings are accurate, unless Leno was a repeat.

    Remind me again, why is Parenthood NOT on the air right now?

  • Dennis

    Motive skews incredibly old

  • The Mike Factor

    I really like Does Someone Have to Go? I hope it’s somehow renewed, but I kind of doubt it.

  • Ike

    @bjssp, what do you mean? Leno is often matched or beaten in adults 18-49 by ABC’s Kimmel. Why do you think NBC is getting rid of him? He’s old. Last time I tuned in (admittedly a couple of years ago) he was STILL TELLING MONICA LEWINSKY JOKES. I am serious. Time to move him to Retirement Living TV! Or something even older-skewing… like CNN! ;)

  • hmyers

    I think both Motive and Rookie Blue suffered from not being in the last couple of weeks, and then next week due to the holiday they will be repeats. Which sucks because they are both good summer shows!

  • Nick

    Goodbye, Wipeout. You had a nice run. Too bad ABC took you for granted.

  • Beth

    I’m a bit worried about Rookie Blue because it’s never been this low in demos after only 3 episodes before.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Here’s the problem as to why Motive is doing bad. Everyone on that show expcept the extremely talented lead is old and trying to act young and sexy. Lauren Holly as some hot shot sexy medical examiner? hahaha! are you kidding me? That hag must have 5 grand children by now but no doubt the old farts must love her! It’s sad seeing that hag try to act sexy!

    I’m sad to see Rookie Blue go down..For a cheap Canadian productions it’s rather good. I like all the characters they all are great actors and look fantastic. I also enjoy some of the storylines! Hope it recovers next week!

  • Dan

    @Evil Troy and Evil Abed – it’s not surprising, The Office was NBCs biggest recent comedy hit so its not uncommon for networks to rerun shows in the summer especially the office. I believe that this was The Offices final airing on NBC though I could be wrong. I wish NBC would rerun Parks & Rec and Community over the summer. Have you seen Community before?

  • HalCapone

    Totally agree with what you are implying regarding Motive, that anyone over the age of 21 or who doesn’t look 21 should be banned from television. NO MORE OLD HAGS AND FARTS, puhleeze! They are just so gross to look at.

  • Darryl

    Ouch at Wipeout’s demo. Sadly I think that Wipeout has run its course for even by summer standards.


    Does someone have to flop?

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