TV Ratings Thursday: 'Big Brother' Rises, 'Hell's Kitchen' Down, Decent Debut for 'Hollywood Game Night', 'Motive' Hits Low

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July 12th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.4/5 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.3/5 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 4.018 6.003 3.656 3.825 4.575 0.566


FOX and CBS tied for  number 1 in adults 18-49 while  CBS was on top with Total Viewers.


On CBS, in its new time period, Big Brother earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 18 percent from a 1.7 for last Wednesday’s live show, which was impacted by decreased holiday viewing levels.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen garnered a 2.0 18-49 rating, down 5 percent from a 2.1 at 8PM on June 27.

On NBC, the timeslot premiere of The Winner Is... scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 47 percent from a 1.9 for its most recent episode, on June 18 which followed the finale of The Voice. The series premiere of Hollywood Game Night notched a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 24 percent from a 1.7 for the series premiere of Stars Earn Stripes on August 13, 2012. Your predictions were a bit too optimistic.  It tied with last week's  "Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" for NBC's best performance in the time period  since April 18.

On ABC, Wipeout scored a series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 10 percent from a 1.0 on June 27. Motive notched a series low 0.8 down 11 percent from a series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating on June 27. Rookie Blue earned a season low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from a 1.2 on June 27.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 11, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.9/7 7.96
FOX Hell's Kitchen - R 1.1/4 2.93
ABC Wipeout 0.9/3 3.90
NBC The Winner Is… - R 0.8/3 3.46
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.2/1 0.62
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.6/6 6.72
9:00 CBS Big Brother 2.0/6 6.15
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.0/6 5.11
NBC The Winner Is… 1.0/3 3.91
ABC Motive 0.8/3 4.64
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.2/1 0.52
10:00 NBC Hollywood Game Night- Series Premiere 1.3/4 4.11
ABC Rookie Blue 1.0/3 5.18
CBS Elementary - R 0.8/3 4.52


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • WoWza`

    Hollywood Game Night did really good. Thats not really soft. NBC would be happy with this for a summer offering. It could rise, too. I can see this hitting 1.4 and 1.5’s and getting a second season for NBC.

  • Sarah

    Rookie Blue :(

  • WoWza`

    Gordan does so great for FOX.

    FOX has a decent summer schedule with Hells and Masterchef, and Hotel Hell in a few weeks – and SYTYCD is still valuable!

    FOX needs one more new hit this summer houg. Are they even trying to premiere a new Summer hit? Kind of odd that they arent.

  • Dante

    Wow, Incredible how much The Winner Is LOST after it moved away from The Voice. Damn.

  • WoWza`

    FLOP is such a gross word. It for some reason comes accross as a word simmilar to the bad words in pour culture when I hear it. (Blood pressure rises, etc). Am I the only one here….

  • John A

    Horrible for Rookie Blue.

  • Seth

    I personally love anything to do with the word “Flop”. The more the better.

    Hollywood Game Night did good for NBC…It’s silly filler fun.

    Big Brother will continue to be steady, they have a good cast with a lot of top notch racism to keep the viewers interested this year.

  • PurpleDrazi

    I’m so sorry Motive is not doing well. I really like that show. :-(

  • BigBrotherFan

    Wow! So where are all those HANNIBAL TIMESLOT whiners? Tsk. Tsk. NBC never seems to make the logical choice.

    Great numbers for Big Brother, however, I don’t want the show to get boring if Jeremy where to leave, and or Aryn. I hate them both but they provide for some good drama and I can see him going bat s*** crazy and I must see that!

    Motive..What can I say? Thanks for HURTING ROOKIE BLUE agh!The lead is fine I have no issue for her and I won’t say anything more than the really need to switch up the cast if it comes back. Give the younger guy some more airtime drop the son and Lauren Holly. Seen enough of the kid WE GET IT she’s a cool mom!

    I hate to see ROOKIE BLUE take these kind of hits at this point ABC be better off airing repeats of SCANDAL in place of MOTIVE! for a Canadian IMPORT SUMMER series it’s still doing laughably better than HANNIBAL.

  • Brett Heitkam

    Everyone was watching SHARKNADO last night. The networks didn’t stand a chance.

  • Oliver

    The Winner Is… is weak on its own. Not convinced by NBC’s scheduling strategy in putting HGN after it.

  • E.S.

    Hollywood Game Night was okay for Summer filler. Kristen Bell didn’t look too happy being there, especially during the product-placement “Snack” round (she’s a well-known Hollywood vegan). Other than that, it was light fun.

  • r0ckmypants

    Not at all surprised about Rookie Blue’s decline. Everyone likes to blame bad scheduling during the regular season, but this show is the only one where that excuse might actually fly: it premiered 8 weeks ago and has only aired 4 episodes.

    Those are pretty good numbers for Hollywood Game Night, though. I liked Jane Lynch, but the show itself was just a little annoying to me with everyone screaming and trying to out-joke each other.

  • Dennis

    I love a good flop as much as the next man but FLOP DETECTOR seriously needs to get a life

    Hollywood Game Night did better then I thought..

    Motive won’t be back on ABC next summer, Rookie Blue will

  • BigBrotherFan

    The same people saying BLUE did bad are the same people that think HANNIBAL with it’s .7’s is okay…PLEASE!

    FLOP Detector
    Yes! I agree! Cancel the FLOPOUT and give NASHVILLE some airtime so people can get into it over the summer that may of watched CF instead.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Is Kristin Bell pregnant? She looks HUGE in that pic!

  • Mathew

    How many episodes is Hollywood game night going to have this season?

  • r0ckmypants

    Also, can someone on this site please explain to me how you choose the shows to compare in the text above? Why is Hollywood Game Night compared to The Winner Is premiere? Why not Get Out Alive? Or Hannibal?

  • E.S.


    Kristen just had a baby boy not too long ago. I guess she hasn’t lost the added weight yet.

  • Anthony

    I know their ratings were a little low, but I really hope Hollywood Game Night and Get Out Alive both get renewed. I really liked them both.

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