TV Ratings Wednesday: 'MasterChef' Rises, 'America's Got Talent' Hits Low, 'Big Brother' Steady

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July 25th, 2013

MasterChef July 24

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.8/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/6 1.0/4 0.8/3 1.2/4 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.317 7.052 5.591 3.296 2.881 1.060

FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49  while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On FOX, MasterChef scored a 2.3 up 5 percent from last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC,  America’s Got Talent earned a season-low 2.3 down 21 percent from last week's 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. However, this matches the performance of the first results show of last season.  Camp garnered a 1.1, down 15 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Big Brother matched  last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On ABC, The Lookout scored a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s performance.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, July 24, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Big Brother 2.2/8 6.30
NBC America's Got Talent - Recap Show 1.6/5 6.63
FOX MasterChef - R 1.2/4 3.12
ABC The Middle - R 0.8/3 3.54
CW Arrow - R 0.3/1 1.09
8:30 ABC Suburgatory - R 0.6/2 2.52
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent 2.3/7 10.32
FOX MasterChef 2.3/7 5.52
CBS Criminal Minds - R 0.9/3 4.37
ABC Modern Family - R 0.9/3 3.14
CW Supernatural - R 0.3/1 1.03
9:30 ABC The Neighbors - R 0.7/2 2.33
10:00 CBS CSI - R 1.1/3 6.10
NBC Camp 1.1/3 4.21
ABC The Lookout 0.8/3 2.88


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 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" (1.3/5 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" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).




  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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  • Andy

    Woah AGG kinda fell … skews older.

  • Cheryblosen

    Camps doing ok

  • rob60990

    Camp continues to sink. Deserved.

  • Cheryblosen

    Supernatural and arrow did pretty good!

  • Dennis

    The Neighbors continues to repeat well for ABC :D

    It’s gonna settle nicely on friday nights and stay there until syndication :D

  • CrimTV


    Yes because a 0.7 is really something to cheer about

  • John A

    Nothing good on Wednesday night on Broadcast or Cable.

  • BigBrotherFan

    MasterChef even repeats well! (Better than 80% of HANNIBAL originals!)

    I’m liking this season of Big Brother mostly of the drama but everyone in that house (based on TV Broadcast) has horrible gameplay. We’re already into week 4 and nobody really has emerged a great strategic player. I guess Helen and Amanda are actually TRYING.

    Camp= Pathetic= Better than 80% of Hannibal originals ratings wise and some of you have the audacity to say it will be canceled?! Weren’t half of you jumping up and down with Joy when Hannibal got adjusted up to a .8? Yes, Camp is garbage and I hate it but it’s doing truck loads of cash better than Hannibal!

  • Dennis

    @CrimTV Did better then Suburgaotry didn’t it?
    It shows it had an audience…! :)

  • BigBrotherFan

    What is with THE LOOKOUT? ABC cancel that TAKE IT OFF THE AIR whatever you have to do!!!! You should be giving NASHVILLE that extra airtime to build more of a fanbase!

  • John A

    Does Modern Family repeat this poorly every summer. I thought it used to pull mid 1.s.

  • Austin

    The Neighbors repeated better than Suburgatory. ^_^

  • Jared

    AGT plummeted but still has good #s, MasterChef strong as always, BB maintains great ratings. These networks must be delighted with their summertime reality TV programming

  • John A

    Will BigBrotherFan every stop with the hate for Hannibal? It was renewed so get over it

  • Abed

    @John A
    I’m curious about that too…

  • cc

    The Middle more viewers then MF, close in demo.

  • Survivor Fan

    I wonder if BB can go back up tonight? Great for MasterChef!

  • Dennis

    And Under the Dome DESTROYS Big Brother :D :D

  • Edward

    Hannibal made money for NBC. Camp is making money for NBC. Welcome to the future of TV where lower cost shows may get renewed despite their lower ratings. I predict we will see some “premium priced” shows start to significantly reduce their costs (cut cast, limit locations) in order to survive this new competition. Higher ratings mean nothing if you’re losing money for the network.

  • Abed

    @John A, well I actually meant about modern family XD Just noticed now your other message XD

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