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

Camp Pilot Rachel Griffiths

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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  • Josh

    Very nice comeback for AGT and camp debut was pretty good so overall good night for NBC!


    it might take a couple days before they can get those in, Robert said another ratings delay!


    yes most defiantly a good rating for summer, which still leads me to wonder how Hannibal got renewed!

    @Dan S

    yeah but lucky for you they posted the rest of the episodes on hulu and ABC.com

  • SJ

    Suburgatory has a 13-episode order, per TVLine. That order could be expanded if the show gets on the schedule fast enough (i.e. before January) and gets good ratings.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Josh

    Hannibal got Renewed because it’s cheap for NBC.

  • HV

    I’m sure that it will get on the schedule by mid-November. I think it will get 18 episodes. I hope it’ll get 22.

  • brian

    Camp might prove to be a decent diversion for NBC. I can see it dipping but not far enough to deny a second season.

  • Tony JJ

    Wednesday cable ratings?

  • Igwell

    ” Why are their kids up at 10pm watching TV for?! ”

    Not that I disagree with your point, but I remember watching Conan at 12:30 when I was 11 or 12.

  • Theoacme

    @FLOP Detector : Family Tools, worst FLOP of ABC’s history?

    Not even close – Google “Turn On” ~blecccch!~

  • Stacy

    Is that terrible Julie Chen still hosting Big Flopther? I’m not sure, since like most of America I haven’t watched the show in many years.

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