TV Ratings Tuesday: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Down + 'Big Brother', 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' & 'Extreme Weight Loss' Hit Lows

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July 3rd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.3/5 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.380 4.306 3.678 5.985 3.304 0.609

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

On NBC, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers scored a series low 0.8, down two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. America's Got Talent earned a season low 2.3, down three tenths from last week's season low 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Big Brother earned a series low 1.8, down four tenths from last Wednesday's 2.2 adults 18-49premiere rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance garnered a 1.5, down two tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49  rating.

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

Broadcast primetime ratings for July 2, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.5 5 4.31
CBS NCIS -R 1.1 4 8.19
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 1.0 3 3.45
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers -R 0.8 3 3.40
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.3 1 0.73
8:30PM NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers 0.8 3 3.62
9:00PM NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) 2.3 7 9.32
CBS Big Brother 1.8 5 5.63
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.2 1 0.48
10:00PM CBS Person of Interest -R 0.7 2 4.41
ABC Body of Proof -R 0.6 2 3.02
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore).  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 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Bob

    Go Big Brother! I love the show. Moving it away from Tuesday night is a great decision. 15 years and counting. Not very many shows can say that. Big Brother will go down in history as a successful show.

  • cc

    It’s been days since I watched anything on a broadcast network, prime time. I would’ve watched Master Chef tonight, but it’s a rerun. The tv is barely turned on anymore. Not something the advertisers want to hear.

  • fakeem

    About half the people that post here are illiterate. Learn to spell and use proper sentence structure. Also, learn math and read a dictionary. Most of the contest shows that are called “reality” are on for seasons, not years.

    Geez, between the “flop” puns and the insults about the people and shows that the poster doesn’t like, it’s starting to become a chore to read the comments.

  • CBS makes me happy

    Is anyone on this site older than 12 ? Really

  • networkman

    Well, at least Big Brother is moving off of Tuesday.

  • Joseph

    Purple Drazi:

    Many (if not most) Americans are on vacation this week.

    In fact, the week of July 4th is usually the least-watched week of prime-time television of the year.

  • Michael1


    “Many (if not most) Americans are on vacation this week.”

    Are you suggesting that these vacationing Americans are staying at hotels without television sets? Or are they taking advantage of the free premium channels that some hotels offer?

  • Alice in Wonderland


    Dana Delany is a fantastic actress and looks fantastic at her age. Body of Proof is an incredible show and gets 9 million per episode, Nashville gets 5.5 million so don’t go dissing Dana and blaming her for the decrease in ratings when the show you want to replace the repeats gets so many viewers less!!

  • rgxx

    SYTYCD = it’s new elimination format is messy & doesn’t work.

    Big Brother is a piece of crap.

    ?? Americas future of those going into the work force…?!? GROW UP!

  • rgxx

    Rats! MC is a repeat tonite?! Argh – nothing on :(

  • rgxx

    FOX why even play last weeks episode of MC ??- just play a movie or something tonite…

  • BigBrotherFan

    How is it childish and immature to point out a FACT?

    DANA DELANY is a old hag that nobody wants to watch
    Body of Proof was canceled due to low 18-49 numbers NASHVILLE was renewed

  • The End

    @How is it childish and immature to point out a FACT?

    They probably mean pointing out the brutally obvious.

  • LynTex

    Watched Major Crimes and Perception on cable network. So much better than network tv.

  • gg

    I always love BB but yea, nobody likeable to root for this summer. I am majorly turned off with these racists, bigots, morons…

  • TVLog

    Big Brother on its 13th season! Fifteen cycle! I cant hear Big Brother!

  • kougie757

    Are we sure this is the series low for big brother? Didn’t it get a 1.6 last summer?

  • Alan

    Pretty bad night for all the networks. CW’s repeats were very consistent. But I don’t understand ABC repeating BoP, maybe they are trying to uncancel it.

  • joethehobo

    Why are the ratings for Big Brother being compared to its premiere when its last original was more recently Sunday? That seems pretty manipulative of you guys.

  • rob60990

    BigBrotherFan, will you STFU already? Good grief. The Golden Girls was a huge hit and it featured old people and it aired on a Saturday night. You sound so pathetic and mad that Nashville is nothing but an expensive overhyped failure. More people in both viewers and demo tuned into BOP’s premiere than Nashville. Nashville’s 1.7 ratings are really something to gloat about. Nashville only got renewed out of pity and if its ratings don’t improve, ABC has plenty of new shows coming on that they won’t need that loser. Nashville doesn’t even have good writing, acting or singing. Your constant bashing of actor’s looks needs to get you banned.

    Kissan, BTW, I looked up ABC’s TCA dates. August 4 & 5. If Paul Lee waits that long to announce premiere dates, he really is a joke and needs his behind to be shown the door.

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