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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  • taylor

    Unvision high because last night they had sole grammys or music awards or something like that

  • JFC

    I like that BB total viewership was 6.66, but it would have been funnier if Hell’s Kitchen had gotten that number

  • Pat

    Hollywood Game Night is actually a very fun show. Wish it was doing better.

  • Melanie P.

    Yay for Big Brother! So glad Jeremy is gone. Glad that Judd won HOH. He seems like a cool guy. I am not surprised that Aaryn didn’t get voted out. Once Jeremy was put on the block, he obviously was the bigger target and threat because he was good at winning competitions. His bullying had a lot to do with his eviction also. I am interested to see who Judd puts on the block and the viewers are the MVP and get to select for the third nominee for eviction this week.

  • Rebecca

    Enjoyed HGN – the games are fun and I should try to remember some of them for my own future games (but no one else I know personally knows as much pop culture as I do, LOL)….I’m glad someone won the money this time, too. Last week the winner came close but didn’t get it all. The big money, I mean. Loved seeing Rob Riggle on it, and I didn’t know he was a real Marine (he played one as the brother on Gary Unmarried, loved him on that show). The gal from Community was great, too, and I saw her (and her costar who plays Abed) on the pyramid game show today (must have been Game Show Network) that was on at the pedicure place. Watched it with subtitles since it was muted. Looking forward to the rest of HGN (and Whose Line).

  • CS’ Revenge

    Most of my viewing when it comes to BB is on After Dark or online and I’ve seen some of this season but I hadn’t gotten addicted to it just yet but the show has done amazing after a slow start for CBS.

    NBC is actually getting a slightly larger audience from these two game shows than they’ve had with the comedies so this was a great decision by NBC to go in this direction instead of repeating those low-rated comedies. Hollywood Game Night maintained most of its premiere audience which is a good sign. I expect NBC to improve greatly come fall.

    ABC’s Rookie Blue is so reliable for them that the fifth season that Global and ABC announced a couple of days ago was well deserved. It’s been very consistent this season and Motive might be under a 1 in the demo but its viewership has been a complete surprise to me its doing way better than I expected in that area.

    Wipeout is simply played out and simply done!

    Surprised to see MasterChef actually dominate Hell’s Kitchen this summer.

  • Fred

    If ABC’s Body of Proof wasn’t doing well enough for the regular season, they could have shifted it to the summer. I’m sure it would have matched Motive’s #s or even Rookie Blue.
    I guess costs were too high for BOP. Shame, because it probably would have been a better than average show for the summer.

  • K

    HGN is trying to copy Win Lose or Draw in a way, and fails.

  • James C.

    Hollywood Game Night is secure. It’s cheap, it gives NBC the #1 show at 10, and it well exceeds the other crap NBC puts on that night.

  • Grant

    BB sucks I’m pretty sure I’m not going to continue watching much more than the next 1-2 epps. All the fun people are gone or about to be, I need to see a power shift soon or I’m done with this lame season. I despise arissa, I H8 her personality, her mannerisms,and I really HATE her voice,hate her whiney cry baby sister too. So America givie her MVP just pisses me off

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