TV Ratings Thursday: 'Big Brother' Hits a Season High, 'Rookie Blue' & 'Wipeout' Up + 'Hollywood Game Night' & 'The Winner Is...' Down

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July 19th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/6 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/7 1.1/4 1.4/5 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.446 5.952 3.862 4.660 3.816 0.653


Univision was number 1 in adults 18-49, but CBS won with Total Viewers.

On CBS, Big Brother earned a season high 2.3, up two tenths from last week's  2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell’s Kitchen garnered a 2.0, down a tenth from last week's 2.1 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Winner Is... scored a 0.9, down two tenths from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Hollywood Game Night notched a 1.2, down two tenths from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Wipeout scored a 1.1, up a tenth from  last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Motive matched last week's series low 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Recently renewed Rookie Blue earned a x from last week's season low 1.0 adults 18-49.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 18, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.7 7 7.11
FOX Hell's Kitchen -R 1.2 4 3.02
ABC Wipeout 1.1 4 4.17
NBC The Winner Is.. -R 0.8 3 3.65
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.76
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 1.5 5 6.09
9:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.3 7 6.66
FOX Hell's Kitchen 2.0 6 4.71
NBC The Winner Is.. 0.9 3 3.89
ABC Motive 0.8 3 4.61
CW Beauty and the Beast -R 0.2 1 0.55
10:00 PM NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.2 4 3.90
CBS Elementary -R 1.1 3 4.59
ABC Rookie Blue 1.1 3 5.20


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 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 1.1/4 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" (0.5/4 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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  • Cheryblosen

    No Hollywood game night!!!

  • TimsDale4ever

    I LOVE HGN!!!

  • Mizzourah

    Uh-oh to Hollywood Game Night. It could be a fun show but watching the celebs is strangely uncomfortable, kinda like they don’t REALLY want to be there. Hard to explain.

  • Sarah

    Rookie Blue :)

  • JoshuaCanada

    Wow, besides UTD (and WLIIA but we need to wait until week 2), all the shows I’m watching this summer (HGN, Siberia, The Bridge, Wilfred) are all falling flat on their face. This makes me sad.

  • Felipe

    Have to have an exchange day between camp and hollywood game night.

  • rob60990

    NBC should have put HGN after AGT instead of horrible Camp.

  • nick

    BB hits a season high, because people thought aryan was the one to be evicted and they wanted to see that happen.

  • Mike

    Nick, I suspect next Thursday will be the day Aaryn is gone. One way or another, she ends up on the block. I can’t imagine the house will keep going after the guys.

  • Andy

    Aaryn will definitely be on the block this wk bc of America. Nice BB numbers. Hell’s Kitchen doing well too.

  • Joseph A

    Nice number for BB , as for that show , hope that Judd is smart enough to get a girl out this week

  • John A

    ABC should dump Motive. It’s hurting Rookie Blue.

  • Ryan

    Doesn’t really matter if Aaryn is on the block or not. Even though she is a despicable human being, she likely will not go home. In the world of reality television, she is desirable to keep around because she’s the one that everyone knows no one will vote for in the end to win.

  • Dillan

    Great for Big Brother.

  • MichaelChickless

    Elementary did well with the BB lead-in. Last night was a good night to catch up on some of my recordings!

  • JOHN

    Isnt it funny that a spanish-only speaking channel beat out ALL english channels in America? LOL! Latinos rule

  • kb


    damn straight. Latinos will be the majority in america in about 20 years. White people just don’t have kids.

  • Francisco

    Bravo for Univision, the show was amazing”premio juventud”

  • MichaelChickless

    White men can’t jump or have kids.

  • Andrew

    Maybe its time to swap CW’s ratings for Univision’s or show both. Univision is more relevent than the CW now. Does Nielsen give you ratings for Univision prime time shows, or just the total ratings for the night?

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