TV Ratings Tuesday: 'America's Got Talent' Up, 'So You Think You Can Dance' Down, 'Whose Line Is It Anway?' Falls

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July 24th, 2013

Whose Line Is It Anyway July 23

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.7/6 1.2/4 0.7/2 0.4/1 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.923 4.035 4.096 3.895 5.950 1.561


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

On NBC, America's Got Talent earned a 2.8 up 12 percent from last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance notched a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 7 percent from a 1.5 on July 9.

On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss matched last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. A 20/20 special on the royal baby garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW Whose Line is it Anyway? earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 18 percent from a 1.1 for last week’s premiere. Perfect Score garnered a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 0.4 for last week’s premiere.

Broadcast primetime ratings for July 23, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.4/4 4.10
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 1.1/4 3.72
NBC Hollywood Game Night - R 1.0/3 3.40
CBS NCIS - R 0.9/3 7.08
CW Who's Line Is It Anyway? 0.9/3 2.42
8:30 CW Who's Line Is It Anyway? - R 0.8/3 2.10
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) 2.8/8 10.18
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 0.8/2 5.78
CW Perfect Score 0.3/1 0.95
9:30 CW Perfect Score - R 0.3/1 0.78
10:00 ABC 20/20 - Royal Baby 0.9/3 4.24
CBS Person of Interest - R 0.8/2 5.00
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) 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 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.




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  • rob60990

    Not a bad drop for Whose Line is it Anyway. Only down 2 tenths from last week’s 8pm episode and the 8:30 repeat did well.

  • Guardian Owl

    Wow, only a drop of .1 on the Whose Line repeat

  • TV Addict

    Falls? If it got that number in the FALL the CW would be ecstatic.

  • Andy

    AGT is huge this summer. SYTYCD please grow!!!

  • BigBrotherFan

    FOX Time to stick a fork in SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

    CBS needs to take this repeats off the air and put in some summer originals. It’s ridiculous that they continue with NCIS (REPEATS) when the CW tied them @8pm with 5 MILLION LESS VIEWERS!!!

    sad…so very sad….

    They should come out with a show similar to REVENGE for the summer as well..That way there is no repeats *just a thought*

  • Andy

    Next year FOX will have 24 and all the Gordon Ramsey shows. They’ll have a good summer.

  • Aaron

    Whose Line didn’t air in NY due to a Yankees Game.

  • Kissan

    That still looks good for Whose Line I wish it could get adjusted up and the repeat did well. If it was in the fall it would still be like the second highest rated show after TVD.

  • Samunto

    It wasn’t long ago that SYTYCD was beating AGT in the ratings box and both were mostly on the same level. The dance show has fallen in a big way. If it comes back next season, that could be it’s last. FOX has enough cooking shows that can run through an entire summer and they have new limited series coming up.

    And changes in judges line-up of AGT don’t seem to have hurt it at all just like on The Voice.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I’m just impressed with the rating for a REPEAT of HGN.

  • E.S.


    If the HGN repeated didn’t lead in to NBC’s #1 summer show, it probably would be dead last in the hour.

  • rob60990

    “Whose Line didn’t air in NY due to a Yankees Game.”

    I could have sworn that game aired on My9.

  • Jerry

    Hopefully Whose Line stabilizes at around that number. I love it and it needs to stay around (or be shown more!) A half hour a week of that show is just not enough!

  • redbirds

    Special head. That is all.

  • david

    Who’s Line did not fall to much only down 2 points from the premeere. But down 3 points from the second episode thow.

  • redbirds

    Look at Univision. It’s a legit network.

  • Greg

    So You Think You Can Dance is really weak. It’s sad. I don’t watch it all that much, but it’s much better than American Idol’s current phase and The X Factor.

    With reruns doing this poorly, CBS will definitely try original programming on summer. Too bad they pretty much set Unforgettable to fail now.

  • MichaelChickless


    I watched “Pearl Jam Twenty” last night. Awesome flick.

  • John A

    Pity that Whose Line dropped but a 0.9 is still fine. It repeats well too.

  • a p garcia

    I hope “24” will not be a summer show unless it starts at 10 ET. but start in the new year or maybe Dec of the current year.

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