TV Ratings Wednesday: 'America's Got Talent' Wins Night, 'Big Brother' Up, 'MasterChef' Down, Mediocre Debut for 'Camp'

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July 11th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.8/6 1.6/5 1.4/4 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/7 1.3/5 1.4/5 0.9/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.264 7.305 3.820 4.946 2.766 1.032

FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49  while NBC was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, the Wednesday premiere of America’s Got Talent scored a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 4 percent from last Tuesday’s 2.6 . (We don’t have final numbers for this Tuesday’s episode yet.) The series premiere of Camp garnered a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 36 percent a 1.1 for the premiere of Siberia on Monday, July 1. Your predictions were too pessimistic.

On FOX, MasterChef earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM, down 5 percent from a 2.2 on June 26 and a 2.2 at 9PM down 12 percent from a 2.5 on June 26.

On CBS, Big Brother earned a 2.0 up 18 percent from last week’s series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The American Baking Competition finale matched last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the finale of Family Tools notched a matched last week's series low 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Lookout scored a series low 0.7 down 13 percent from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, July 10, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX MasterChef 2.1/7 5.21
CBS Big Brother 2.0/7 5.85
NBC America's Got Talent - R 1.3/5 6.21
ABC The Middle - R 0.7/3 3.34
CW Arrow - R 0.3/1 1.18
8:30 ABC Family Tools (Series Finale) 0.6/2 2.55
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent 2.7/8 10.48
FOX MasterChef 2.2/7 5.32
CBS The American Baking Competition (Finale) 1.1/3 4.70
ABC Modern Family - R 0.9/3 2.82
CW Supernatural - R 0.3/1 0.89
9:30 ABC The Neighbors - R 0.7/2 2.24
10:00 NBC Camp (Series Premiere) 1.5/5 5.22
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.0/3 4.29
ABC The Lookout 0.7/2 2.83


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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 0.4/2 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" (0.6/4 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 with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • Jonathan

    Woah, those numbers for AGT, just woah….. also, I can’t see them

  • ChiChi

    Camp was better than I expected!

  • Edward

    Woah, Camp did better than people expected. I enjoyed it.

  • Jonathan


    Agreed! But it doesn’t seem like a show for NBC, maybe like a TBS or something…. not that I minded, but lots of sex/drugs/drinking… not something you usually see on NBC

  • BigBrotherFan

    damn you MASTERCHEF!!!!!

    Who watches that crap ANYWAY?

    Camp was a pile of crap and will sink next week!

    ABC needs to REPLY NASHVILLE at this time! Not many people care about this FLOPOUT! ABC needs to push their most critically acclaimed series in years so it can pull 2’s next season! GO NASHVILLE!

  • BigBrotherFan


  • rob60990

    Camp tanked in the half hour 1.8/1.3. It will sink in coming weeks.

    Finally ABC is done with comedy burnoffs.

  • TV Addict

    I was right on about Camp getting a 1.5. This is like a first for me.

  • TomZ

    Have modern family ever repeated that low? Even during the summer?

  • Pimms

    Can we get the America’s Got Talent numbers please!

  • Tony C

    Looks like Big Brother is a big hit! Glad people are seeing it for game-play and the bad vs. good and not getting caught up in what some people are saying on the feeds.

  • Dennis

    The Neighbors repeats well….If it can stay above a 1.3 on fridays it should get renewed for season 3 :D

  • Lisa

    Camp did better than I expected, but it was painful to watch. Down to a 1.2 at best next week?

    I forgot that Big Brother was on. :( Oh, well. At least it did better than last week.

  • E.S.


    Maybe it’s time for ABC News to get back to their old self and not do so many news magazines revolving around “fluff” items (like weddings, which was the topic of last night’s “Lookout”). Between this, “20/20,” and “What Would You Do?,” they’ve run wedding-themed news magazines into the ground.

    I also think ABC should broaden their audience and stop acting like the “Lifetime of broadcast television.”

  • Clarke

    Glad to see The Neighbors repeating well. Love that quirky show.

    America’s Got Talent doing great for NBC…didn’t watch Camp, the promos made the show look…well, campy.

  • Toni

    VERY NICE for The Neighbors repeat :-)

  • m&m

    If ellisa got evicted i am stop watching BB forever

  • Nick

    AGT did better than on its original night. lol.

    I really, really enjoyed Camp. Didn’t think I would this much. But as long as it keeps getting the AGT lead-in, it should keep doing about a 1.5. It’s sad if it needs the lead-in support to do that, but you can tell NBC is actually hoping this show does well.

  • Nate

    With Camp it’s important to look at the half hours (which aren’t posted yet on this site), which show it plummeted from a 1.8 in the first half hour to a 1.3 in the second half hour. It looks like a lot of America’s Got Talent’s viewers stuck around to give the show a chance but bailed out before the episode ended, which doesn’t bode well for future episodes.

  • rgxx

    MasterChef down…possible part of the problem: the FOX network in our area was knocked off the air for nearly 40 minutes due to storms – then it’s possible some people didn’t know it came back on before the next hour started.

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