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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  • The End

    @5.21 million Americans, apparently.

    Technically not 5.21 million Americans. Just a whole bunch of Nielsen households ;)

  • donj1973

    How many here knew that Camp was an Australian produced show and the entire cast are Aussies? Yet, it takes place in Michigan. Thought it was fun. Nothing to over think and be too critical of. The outrage I read on the Camp Facebook page was pretty laughable. It’s like they were expecting a Disney Channel family show.

  • Chloe

    Can someone please answer this?
    Is suburgatory renewed for a full season 3 because it says on wikipedia suburgatory is coming back at midseason with 22 episodes

  • The End


    No numbers were given, but expect at least 13 episodes.

  • Chloe

    @The End
    Say If one of the abc comedies fail,will abc schedule suburgatory for a full season.

  • HV

    I expect it will get at least 18 episodes though, because I think it will end up on the schedule very quickly. I suspect on Tuesday at 9:00. But maybe Wednesday at 8:30. But, @The End is right, no numbers given yet.

  • The End


    It’l likely depend on how well it does initially.

  • Chloe

    The way cbs is doing with mike and molly,is abc doing the same with suburgatory?

  • platypus Perry

    Good for Americas Got Talent and Big Brother doing better this week too. Camp is solid for Summer but not great with a #1 leadin show. Half Hours not a good sign.

    I was actually going to check this out but forgot it was on. So far I see mixed reviews leaning towards negative on this site alone.

  • HV

    In that they are being saved to replace a canceled show, yes.
    In episode number, no. Mike and Molly has a 22 episode order. Suburgatory has an unknown number episode order.

  • Chloe

    @HV Go to suburgatory wikipedia page and click l?st of episodes

  • CrimTV

    Really irritates me that people are complaining that Camp is not appropriate for kids. Why are their kids up at 10pm watching TV for?!


    Wikipedia can’t be trusted.

  • Andrew

    Masterchef held up well against AGT and beat the crap out of the baking competition, and edged out Big Brother. Surprised so many people still watch Big Brother, but don’t blame MC for taking away viewers, they have completely different audiences. If MC stole potential viewers from anything, it was American Baking Competition. What was CBS thinking putting a cooking/ food competition up against an already established one, when they are 5-6 other nights a week they could have put it?

    The Camp did decent for NBC’s troubled 10 spot, especially during Summer. Is Camp a reality or scripted show?

    I also wonder how the premiere of The Bridge at 10 on FX did.

  • DonJ1973

    @ Andrew

    Camp is a scripted comedy-drama.

  • Andrew

    @Dan S

    I agree. So Abc is willing to show all the episodes of Family Tools, which may go down as one of the biggest comedy flops in Abc history, but they won’t show the remaining episodes of Don’t Trust The B!+<# in Apt 23? Apt 23 would get at least the 0.6 Family Tools got, if not higher. Makes no sense to me.

  • toons

    just happy neighbors is back… show absolutely took off starting with the episode from last night… jaun of the dead… i wish more peeps would stop being stubborn and really give it a shot… it’s twisted and snarky and smart and the cast is great

  • CBSviewer

    Considering how low was Camp slot I disagree with “mediocre”. A 1.5 is not bad for summer.

  • HV

    The source which that sentence references does not state the number of episodes.

  • k:Alex

    I did like Camp.
    Looks like American Pie and I also like most of those movies.
    And the series have a beautiful location.

    Maybe it could be a CW show for spring if NBC stops, but I will watch it.

  • Sergio

    “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!”

    I dont know what you see, MasterChef is 2 hours NEW every week…

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