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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  • rgxx

    (well Nielson viewers didn’t know they came back on the air)

  • rgxx

    Don’t get me started on “CAMP” – I watched for 10 minutes – 2 sex scenes + the mom counselor went to A BAR gets intoxicated enough to have sex in a car IN THE PARKING LOT!? The camps I went to the workers had to monitor the kids – you can’t just take off to A BAR = LAWSUIT…and there shouldn’t be a bar close enough to a kids camp – THIS SHOW IS LAME!

  • BG

    Hope Big Brother adjusts up!!
    I really enjoyed The American Baking Competition. I liked Camp, I’ll proably give it another chance. I’m curious to the ratings for The Bridge on FX. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.

  • Dan

    With the end of Family Tools this marks the first time since 2004-2005 that ABC has aired every episode of all their freshman comedies for the season

  • r0ckmypants

    “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.”

    I mean… Camp had a lead-in that was almost a full ratings point higher than Siberia’s premiere lead-in, and Siberia is up against a show doing better than many (most?) in-season shows. Shouldn’t Camp be compared to however Chicago Fire was performing in the timeslot? Or whatever aired there last summer?

  • Samunto

    Abit prudish are we…

    I disagree with “mediocre” debut. That was a “decent” premiere.

    I had predicted 1.6.

    Now if only NBC could leave AGT there and they might have a nice summer series.

  • TVDude

    Considering Camp’s budget is probably on par (maybe below) the cost of Disney Channel original movie, I don’t think the numbers are bad at all. It looked terrible and yet more people watched it than almost all of Hannibal’s first season, which got renewed.

  • rgxx

    Goodbye American Baking Competition – do not return!

    CAMP – your days are numbered.

  • BigBrotherFan


    I Agree! I don’t mind 20/20, though but yes, all these in fact are essentially extensions of 20/20.

    ABC needs to build up steam specially with NASHVILLE it’s not like it was a horribly rated show just mediocre rated. It could benefit from a summer run, my suspicion is many where choosing between the equally soapy Chicago Fire.

  • sally

    i don’t like the judges on AGT

  • Samunto

    Some sad misinformed hater who had croacked that Camp would miserably fail especially when without AGT as lead-in got me suggesting how NBC should leave AGT Wed at 9.

    Just checked their schedule and AGT remains Wed at 9 with all new episodes. Good for Camp.

  • rgxx

    FOX why are you going one hour repeat every week with MasterChef?
    Have more competitions then – don’t go one hour repeat/one hour new, EVERY WEEK!! in the words of Gordan Ramsey – OH, COME ON!

  • Rebecca

    I think I watched the same ten minutes of Camp that @rgxx watched. I didn’t like it either. Oh well, one less show for me to watch. I think I saw a bit of the end, too, but it didn’t entice me to keep watching more episodes. Catching up on The Newsroom for when its new season starts Sunday. Family Tools was okay but I half expected that fridge full of beef falling on JK Simmons to kill his character. Streaming Drop Dead Diva, Hot in Cleveland and The Exes….waiting for Breaking Bad to come back. I wish the unaired Ben & Kate episodes were online somewhere. Haven’t checked lately.

  • Tommy

    How is ‘Camps’ debut mediocre? For a summer launch of a niche product I would say it did pretty well. And according to twitter NBC seems to be agreeing.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Tommy – How is Camp a “niche product?”

    NBC may be happier with the results than they were anticipating, but they were clearly expecting the worst (rightfully so, based on the huge drop at the half hour) since the show’s episode order has already been cut.

  • MichaelChickless


  • MichaelChickless

    Never mind!!

    Family Tools bows out without so much as a whimper.

    Camp rated higher than I envisaged.

  • HV

    @Who watches that crap ANYWAY?
    5.21 million Americans, apparently.

  • ChiChi

    MasterChef beat Big Brother in the 18-49 demo and an AGT repeat beat it in total viewers LOL.

  • Dan S

    Now if only ABC would air the remainder of The B in Apt 23. They’ve seen fit to air all the episodes of their other burn offs but this show.
    From what I’ve read about Camp I’m glad I passed on this drivel. Next week it will go below 1.0

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