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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  • Nick

    CW should have ordered double the episodes for Whose Line, and they should be airing a full hour of originals every Tuesday. A half hour once a week is just not enough.

  • Willy9

    @r0ckmypants TMZ broke the story under the headline “Mary Murphy Sued: She’s A Cocaine-Fueled Nymphomaniac” in May 2012, right before last season’s premiere. Then Dance dropped 20% and it’s down another 15% this year. Just google TMZ+Mary Murphy. It’s all there.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Willy9 – It also dropped the same season it switched formats and timeslots. You can’t attribute that drop solely to a gossip rag story, especially this year when nothing has been spoken of it in over 12 months.

  • Alan

    Still “Whose Line” is very strong. I think it will stabilize next week with a 0.8 or 0.9

  • Jane Elliot

    Who’s Line Is It Anyway is a non-scripted summer show. As long as it’s above 0.4, it’s doing amazing. Still loving the show, aside from the guest star.

  • CBSviewer

    @ BigBrotherFan

    I think S.H.I.E.L.D. will share an audience with The Voice. NCIS will take a hit (around 3.0-3.2 all season) but it still has many years to live. :)

  • Edward Mooney

    So you think you can dance is so played out! Overhaul the show.

  • Jumbotron

    I was expecting more of a drop for WLIIA when I saw “fall”, but that’s not a terrible decline.

    Once this version of Whose Line gets more established, though, I hope they cut down the involvement of the ‘celebrity guests'; that’s really the only thing I don’t like about this new iteration.

  • mike

    No more repeats

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