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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  • MichaelChickless

    Hey, NBC won the 10:00 hour.

    Posted by BigBrotherFan
    So where are all those HANNIBAL TIMESLOT whiners?

    What, no snarky comments about Hugh Darcy’s mouth?

  • Kissan

    ABC should be very dissapointed with Motive. Rookie Blue which is like on their 4th season and barely gets promoted is already beating Motive and even Wipeout is beating it now and they’ve been promoting Motive since May. But I think as long as the whole ABC lineup stays above a 1.0(which they can’t even do)I think they’ll be alright.

  • BigBrotherFan


    I agree with you 100% it’s pathetic that a show that costs next to nothing beat most original run episodes of Hannibal. Just pathetic. Hannibal is the biggest disaster of the season. NBC is in the business of losing money..CLEARY

    Listen I think Hugh Dancy is one of the ugliest men on TV and his face is not symmetrical at all (it looks like one half is paralysed). However, I was offending people with my comments about his face. I said I would stop. I think it’s clear how hideous he is.

  • NBC Fan

    Big Brother was so GREAT yesterday!

    Hollywood Game Night was good too.

  • Kim

    Where’s Sharknado in the ratings? It had the Twitterverse in a flurry! I thought the whole world watched it.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Rookie Blue got renewed for season 3 and season 4 after the third episodes of season two and season three aired. I wonder if this could mean ABC may be having second thoughts about a season five.
    There is obviously plenty of time for a fifth season renewal to happen.

  • Vince

    you do realize that even TVD reruns are awful right? the best night of the week for Cw is Wednesday with Arrow and Spn.


    #Sharknado only got 1 million viewers last night. Just OK in terms of SyFy’s standards

  • HalCapone

    Is Matthew Perry pregnant? He looks HUGE in that pic!

  • AniMatsuri

    Looks like Fox got better ratings with a all Hell’s Kitchen night rather than run another episode of Does Someone Have to Go?

  • Pinevalleylover

    Great night for Big Brother! Besides the racial and homaphobic comments made by a few houseguests the game play this season by the other contestants is rlly great! No floaters this summer that’s for sure!

  • HV

    Wikipedia has a list of celebrities appearing on Hollywood Game Night’s first three episodes, and each episode has someone from a sitcom from this last season that got canceled. Matthew Perry was in Go On. Sarah Chalke was in How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life). Maya Rudolph was in Up All Night. And those three sitcoms were my favorites in this season that got canceled.

  • NOTABigBrotherFanNorDennisNorFlopDetector

    You all seem to share parts of one small brain and have taste for shows that require not thinking. You seem to make continuous posts but no one seems to care but yourselves. Time for the three of you to move out of Mom’s basement and get jobs….

  • Jose Arribas

    I really like Motive but ABC screwed up by the hap-hazard scheduling. It’s a Canadian show so I’m sure it’s cheap for ABC. I hope it comes back from a 2nd season but that’s highly unlikely.

  • Mel

    Fox aired the new Hell’s Kitchen at 8pm in the SF area and a local special about the Asiana crash at 9pm that might affect the numbers slightly.

  • s0303

    hollywood game night did not do better than hannibal…hannibal premiere 1.6, hgn 1.3…how is that better???

  • networkman

    @Rockmypants, I agree that Jane Lynch was great as a host. It was Martin Short and Matthew Perry that I found to be somewhat annoying. I think next week’s cast looks to have better chemistry and won’t try so hard to be funny. I think Jane had to find it challenging dealing with Martin.

  • Edward

    Poor BigBrotherFan, I told him repeatedly that Hannibal would get renewed. He was emphatic that it would never happen. BBF, you don’t understand the new model of the network business. Even now, you’re claiming that Hannibal lost money for NBC. You’re wrong now just like you were wrong then. On lower cost shows, networks can afford a lower rating if the audience that watches that show is appealing to advertisers. All networks will start to order a variety of shows with different cost structures to balance their portfolio. Catch up!

  • Melanie P.

    OMG Big Brother was so awesome last night and now Helen has won HOH!!:) It was great how Candice got the ball rolling about getting Nick out and then got Elissa and Helen on board. Those three got the majority of the house to vote with them and I was so relived!! Too bad Rookie Blue’s ratings were so low last night. I thought it was a great episode.

  • rob60990

    Why the hell would a network renew a show that is losing money? Even NBC is not that dumb.

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