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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  • Melanie P.

    Kristen Bell had a baby a few months back, so that is when that pic above was taken. She hosted the CMT Music Awards last month and was looking great and looked as if she has lost most of the baby weight.

  • Rebecca

    Matthew Perry tends to look heavy when he’s off drugs and alcohol (there’s a good article about his “sober house” for people in Malibu who are out of rehab in a recent People magazine I read at an airport – he wrote or dictated the article to someone else and I’m happy he’s doing well and has remained sober)….so, I don’t mind that he looks heavier these days as long as he’s off the bad stuff. The times he looked very thin on Friends? It was when he was hooked on painkillers. I love the guy and wish him well. He’s great just being himself (and when he has been on Ellen’s talk show, co-hosting and whatnot). And I miss Go On.

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