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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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • John A

    Whose Line would do well as a 1 hr show.

  • Willy9

    SYTYCD RIP. Sad Fox allowed Mary Murphy’s sex, drug & cheating scandal to kill a once great show. MM was annoying from day 1 but the amazing dancers were able to rise above. Families finally left in droves after TMZ revealed Murphy stiffed her agents and was bigtime cheating to help ballroom contestants.

  • rgxx

    For CW standards – Who’s Line… at a 0.9 – Arrow & Supernatural average nearly that during regular seasons sooo…not bad.

  • rgxx

    @ a p garcia:

    24 WILL be a Summer Show – 12 episodes ..for a possibly only 2 seasons (or summers) it’s already set. Summer 2014

  • CBSviewer

    CBS repeats low but it will be huge in the fall.

    My predictions:
    NCIS = 3.8-4.0 (Ziva’s departure/death will boost the ratings)
    NCIS: Los Angeles: 3.0-3.2 (great cliffhanger + huge lead-in)
    Person of Interest: 2.8-2.9 (Loyal fanbase + huge lead-in)

  • BigBrotherFan


    More like…
    NCIS- 3.1
    NCIS: LA- 2.9
    POI- 2.5

  • Andrew

    Wow CBS got beat by CW in 18-34 (my age group) and #5 overall. I guess people are tiring of those NCIS repeats. I wonder what Univision was showing that got them 2nd place.

  • Oliver

    Whose Line will cost The CW a fraction of the price of a scripted show and delivers equivalent ratings, and seems to repeat well too. It’s got miles to fall before it’s at any risk whatsoever.

  • CBSviewer

    @ BigBrotherFan

    I think every people who watched the Season Finale of NCIS will watch the premiere. Ziva is a beloved Character and her departure/death is a big event.
    NCIS will get, at least, a 3.5 and 19 million viewers no matter the competition.

  • Anon

    Well, a 0.2 drop from 1.1 last week is an 18% drop.

    The 8:30 ET episode had already repeated last Friday (0.6/3), so this was the third airing of that particular show in the span of a week.

  • Anon

    My post @ 10:03 AM speaking of WLIIA… oops.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Willy9 – I’ve been watchin SYTYCD since season one, and I’ve never even heard of the allegations you claim caused viewers to leave “in droves.” People stopped watching because the dancers aren’t as talented as they used to be, because the choreography is tired, and because the new one-night format is a pain to watch.

  • BigBrotherFan


    Are the premiers of AGENTS OF SHEILD and NCIS going head to head?

    If so my prediction stands.

    SHEILD is younger, hip and fresh.

  • Cath

    New format on SYTYCD is a bummer. I think that is what is the problem. Making people dance and to know they may be eliminated is cruel. Probably good experience for people want to be professional dancers but cruel all the same.

    All Star break might have also had a hand in the ratings since people tend to forget about shows if there is a disruption.

    Have no idea what scandal earlier post is referencing. Pretty sure most viewers of the show have not heard of it either.

  • CBSviewer

    Yes ! NCIS and S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on September 24. Plus there will be a 2-Hour episode of The Voice on NBC (From 8 to 10). As I said NCIS will be strong in the fall.
    S.H.I.E.L.D. will skew very young (As Arrow). People seems too confident about this Show. I think it will get “good” ratings but it won’t hurt NCIS (it survives AI and The Voice. Why not S.H.I.E.L.D. ?).

  • BigBrotherFan

    I will then have to respectfully disagree with you. I think THE VOICE is not the powerhouse it once was. If anything Shikira and USHER hurt this season instead of helping it. I don’t think it will be as big as it was even with the return of XTINA but would be much worse if they continued with Shikira. SHEILD will hurt the voice and I can’t help but think NCIS will be affected. It’s ratings have been slightly hurt by THE VOICE and I really think SHEILD will only add to that. I stand by my prediction. This is an aging franchise just look at what NCIS LA was doing towards season end (yes I know many shows drop but this stands out). Look it all the rage for this show I’m sure the Pilot will be huge (4.0+)

  • platypus Perry

    Whose Line still did good despite the slight drop. The 8:30 episode was a repeat and has aired 3 times so a 0.8 is great!!!

    CW should be ecstatic with these numbers since Tuesdays are horrific during the regular season!!!

    Great for Americas Got Talent for hitting a 2.8!!!

  • platypus Perry

    Also good for Hollywood Game night Repeat for pulling in an almost new episode rating.

    I actually like this game show.

  • john

    Was expecting more than .2 when I read falls.

  • Chris

    Whose Line is good but there are way too many commerical breaks, it seemed every 5 minutes they were going to a commerical. Makes it hard for the viewers to stay on that one channel.

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