TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Big Brother' Up, 'America's Got Talent' Flat + 'MasterChef' & 'Camp' Dip

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July 18th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.0/7 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.4/5 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.3/5 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.731 4.391 5.744 3.714 2.677 0.908

NBC was the number one network in adults 18-49  and  with total viewers.

On NBC,  America’s Got Talent matched last week's 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Camp garnered a 1.4, down a tenth from its 1.5 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

On FOX, MasterChef earned a 2.1, down two tenths from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating at 9PM.

On CBS, Big Brother earned a 2.1, up a tenth from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Lookout scored a 0.8, up a tenth from last week's series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, July 17, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.1 8 6.31
NBC America's got Talent -R 1.8 7 7.68
FOX Masterchef (8-9PM) -R 1.1 4 3.23
ABC The Middle -R 0.6 2 3.16
CW Arrow -R 0.2 1 0.99
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 0.5 2 2.30
9:00PM NBC America's got Talent 2.8 9 11.02
FOX Masterchef (9-10PM) 2.1 7 5.55
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.1 4 4.86
ABC Modern Family -R 0.8 3 2.62
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.82
9:30PM ABC The Neighbors -R 0.6 2 2.07
10:00PM NBC Camp 1.4 4 4.51
CBS CSI -R 1.3 4 6.07
ABC The Lookout 0.8 2 2.96


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • Linda

    Oh ABC :(

  • Cheryblosen

    Camp did ok. I like it

  • SJ

    Camp is holding on. I quite like it so far.

    Those ABC repeats are downright depressing. And look, Suburgatory is finally back. But ouch at that rating!

  • Dennis

    Not Bad for Camp, still the 2nd highest rated scripted Summer series afer Under the Hit (which is a bonafide success :D)

  • Clarke

    Big Brother is really steady this season. Good numbers for a show in its fifteenth season.

    Interesting to see The Neighbors repeating a bit better than Suburgatory…I think the show has potential and ABC should spend more time/money on promoting it.

  • John A

    Wow ABC comedies not repeating any better than Fox Comedies.

  • MichaelChickless

    Last night, I accidentally [and regrettably] tuned into AGT for a few minutes. Is that show sort of a modern version of the Gong Show?

    Wow, CSI sure repeats well.

  • Joseph A

    Actually , my Surprise was how much CBS is actually Dominating the Summer via a mix of Original Content and Strong Repeats ,

  • John A

    Take away AGT and Camp would collapse.

  • Edward

    Hmmm, despite all the predictions of a huge ratings crash, Camp held up in week 2. Good for that show. The lead-in helps but that’s strong week to week retention regardless.

  • Dennis

    @John A

    So?? Take away any huge lead in from a show and it usually collapses…

    See Smash, Touch, Fringe, soon to be Revolution etc….

    It doesnt matter. Ita still pulling in the ratings

  • Ted Craig

    My theory on why ABC repeats are doing poorly: they share more of an audience with MasterChef and AGT than Criminal Minds does.

  • Andy

    Camp did fine. A mid 1 demo in the summer is not that bad. Master Chef and Big Brother did fine too. AGT is a beast.

  • Andy W

    Didn’t Camp get a 1.4 last week and then get adjusted up?

    If so, I could see it happening again this week.

  • Ted Craig


    Three of the four shows you mention were canceled. That’s the whole point.

  • tv_viewer

    The Raising Hope repeats on Mondays at 8 and 8:30 pm earned a 0.6 on July 15, 2013. Modern Family appears to be the only ABC sitcom that will do well in syndication. The Middle might do ok. The other ABC sitcoms will have trouble hitting the top 100 if cable channels air the repeats on weekdays.

  • Dennis

    @Ted Craig

    Well obviously, since I said take away a big lead in and the show will obviously collapse .. but it really doesnt matter

  • Mathew

    3 of those four shows were cancelled but they all lasted at least 2 seasons

  • Chrissy

    Haha funny that a cancelled show is getting better repeat ratings than renewed shows on ABC!

  • Ram510

    Great for Camp holding on, it’s a fun show. I expected it to dip to at least a 1.2.

    No disrespect, but I still can’t believe Camp is doing better than Mistresses.

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