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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  • Connman

    @Lisbeth Slander – actually, there is one thing worse: doing it repeatedly, day after day after day. I’d call that FLOP Disfunction (and I hear there’s medication to treat it – FLOPgra and CialFLOP, to name a couple). Anyone know a good FD (FLOP Doctor) who can prescribe some for FLOP Detector?

  • K

    @The Mike Factor

    So do I. Maybe FOX can put it on a different night. It is an interesting and good show and something different. The employees having temp control is an interesting twist. Plus, like last night’s show, sometimes things don’t work out.

  • Beth


    There’s no new episode of Rookie Blue next week because it’s the 4th of July.

    Also, I hope the only reason it was down last night is because of the 3-week break. But I’m also wondering if it’s because Andy was partnered with Marlo (Sam’s new girlfriend) in the episode because it was the focus of the promo they showed before the break.

  • The End

    Wipeout needs to reinvent itself to survive. Viewers need a reason to watch it now.

  • Petar

    POI take 9pm slot with rerun is good but still lower than last season. Now is best moment WB to sell POI to netflix even if hurt POI syndication deal. I am sure after NSA surveillance scandal and revelations a lot of new fans – younger fans can be added to the show. ALL new fans.

    ps Will be smart in season 3 the machine to be rename with PRISM! Hope writers one more time show that this is best scripted and acted crime show on broadcast.

  • k:Alex

    NBC must rethink their summer Thursday.
    8:00. Parks&Rec -R
    8:30. Parks&Rec -R
    9:00. [New] Best of Got Talent
    10:00. Parenthood -R

    Best of is extremely cheap, something like home videos.
    Ready to air in two days, just use Jimmy Fallon to be a host between the videos.

  • Oliver

    Eh, Wipeout might still come back. It’s very cheap and outperforms repeats.

    I believe that will be the last episode of The Office to air on NBC, as they start airing The Winner Is on Thursday instead of sitcom repeats. Shows how much they care about Community.

  • Mathew

    i really like does someone have to go! I think the season finale was the best episode! i really hope it comes back next year. It cant be that expensive to make and it does a little better than expected i mean 0.9 is pretty good for the summer right?

  • CBSviewer

    I think CBS made a mistake in their summer Schedule. This is what I think:

    8:00 – NCIS (R)
    9:00 – NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
    10:00 – Person of Interest (R)

    8:00 – Big Brother
    9:00 – The American Baking Competition
    10:00 – CSI (R)

    8:00 – The Big Bang Theory (R)
    8:30 – Two and a Half Men (R)
    9:00 – Big Brother
    10:00 – Elementary (R)

    8:00 – Big Brother
    9:00 – The Good Wife (R) / Unforgettable
    10:00 – The Mentalist (R)

    But I’m CBS has many reasons to Schedule Big Brother the way they did (maybe because of NCIS: Red ?)

  • CBSviewer

    * I’m sure CBS has reasons to Scheduled Big Brother the way they did !

  • The End

    @Eh, Wipeout might still come back. It’s very cheap and outperforms repeats.

    It might, but they need to go back to the drawing board and introduce a few new things to rekindle viewer interest.

  • The End


    I’m not one to give anyone false hope, but with that show. I wouldn’t hold your breath. If it comes back, great. If it doesn’t, don’t be surprised.

  • Sam

    If NBC is gonna air The Office repeats, can they at least air good episodes of the show from Season 1-5?

  • CBSviewer

    @ The End

    I don’t know. ABC could move it to ABC Family because it skews too young or cancel it.

  • The End


    Would it be worth the effort though?

  • CBSviewer

    @ The End

    Maybe not. It’s a nice summer Show but as I said it’s skewing too young for ABC. It’s maybe better for ABC to give up on it.


    Person of Interest,RULES,even in reruns. :)

  • Kate

    @ BigBrotherFan

    Well Mark Harmon must have thought that Lauren had something since the roll of Jenny Shepard was written for him and to date, this actress has been the only woman that has done an explicit love scene with Harmon on the series.

    Point number 2, since you do not know anything about the actress. She’s a mother of 3 young sons and does not have any grand children, so get your facts straight before you post. And also look in the mirror before you post also. Not everything is about looks. Give me an actress like a Sally Field, Shirley McClaine, Julia Roberts, and a Lauren Holly any day of the week. Because they can all act, not like the dreck of actors and actress’ that are out there today, who get acting roles because of their looks and can’t act a lick.

    This actress has been getting roles since the mid 80’s and is a favorite of her previous co-stars to work with. By the way I do not watch ‘Motive’ to many mindless procedural drama’s on the network and I believe people have better things to do on a summer night than to watch this series. That may be the reason for it’s low TV ratings.

  • Melanie P.

    Too bad Rookie Blue went down. I thought last night was a great episode. Perhaps that break during the NBA finals, some people may have forgotten it was back on.

  • Mathew

    Where are the final ratings???

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