TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Big Brother' Down, 'MasterChef' & 'America's Got Talent' Dip + 'Camp' & 'The Lookout' Rise

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August 1st, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.5/6 0.8/3 1.1/4 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.909 4.013 5.708 3.249 3.178 0.973

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

On FOX, MasterChef scored a 2.2, down a tenth from last week's 2.3  adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC,  America’s Got Talent earned a 2.3, down a tenth from last week's 2.4  adults 18-49 rating.   Camp garnered a 1.2, up two tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Big Brother notched a 2.0, down three tenths from  last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Lookout scored a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's  0.8 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, July 31, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.0 7 6.11
NBC America's got Talent -R 1.5 5 6.60
FOX Masterchef (8-9PM) -R 1.0 4 2.62
ABC The Middle -R 0.8 3 3.63
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.17
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 0.7 2 2.87
9:00PM NBC America's got Talent 2.3 7 9.97
FOX Masterchef (9-10PM) 2.2 7 5.41
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.0 3 4.79
ABC Modern Family -R 0.9 3 3.73
CW Capture -R 0.2 1 0.77
9:30PM ABC The Neighbors -R 0.6 2 2.34
10:00PM NBC Camp 1.2 4 4.16
CBS CSI -R 1.2 3 6.23
ABC The Lookout 0.9 3 3.48


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," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

·          In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·          From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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  • fourat sakka

    good for camp but it will adjust down

  • Carl

    There’s still little reason to watch the Big Brother episodes. Someone needs to get a better editing and producing team.

  • Bob

    For the first time in weeks, I felt that Big Brother was absolutely boring. It is so bad that I hope Howard leaves tonight. Big Brother was Howard Night all episode. Howard was always a favorite but last night I was totally bored of his nonsense.

  • Dennis

    ..and Under the Dome Destroys AGT :)

  • Hardline_Pro

    How come so many people watch the live shows of SGT but then dont tune in for the results?

  • Joe

    @Dennis why are you talking about Under The Dome? it wasn’t even on last night!

  • BigBrotherFan

    Big Brother is getting boring but apparently there was a blow up this week involving (sp) Candace Vs. Spencer. I hope she gives it to him!

    Amanda is pretty fun and Helan but the rest are getting boring. Whats with McCrea trying to act all bad after the 3rd nomination? LMAO! Sure, Bro! as if it isn’t your girlfriend who isn’t fighting the battle. lol

  • rob60990

    Good for Camp? Ya losing half your lead-in and tying a rerun sure is good.

    Great to see The Neighbors with the lowest repeat rating of ABCs comedies.

  • Jacobo

    @Hardline_Pro Because the results take FOREVER. Last night they wasted the first half hour before announcing even one of the results. They talk the whole time and have 2 performers which is enough. Then they push everything to the last possible minute and they judges are split for who they choose forcing who got the most votes. Don’t like 4 judges at all. I watch MasterChef DVR AGT and watch the results when MasterChef is over and skip through all the boring parts.

  • Jacobo

    And yes Camp will be adjusted down because of AGT’s overrun.

  • Anthony


    It’s good for Camp in the fact that it rose .2 in it’s demo from last week. It premiered with a 1.5, so it’s really not doing too bad. As far as losing half of it’s lead-in, AGT is a very family-oriented show, where as Camp is not. Camp is much more inappropriate, so I would assume that it is not lead-in dependent.

  • Dennis


    lol First time since they started the repeats…its usually Suburgatory and The Middle that repeat awful
    It’ll be up next week :)

    @Joe Because Under the Dome will be #1 for the week :)


    Results editions of reality shows might be the worst television idea ever.

  • rob60990

    The Middle repeats awful? lol. So awful it has 3 syndication deals.

  • Dennis

    Considering The Neighbors usually repeats better or in Line with The Middle…ya ;)

  • Melissa

    Wow for BB. Thrilled Howard is leaving tonight.

  • scifi

    @Joe because he is a schoolboy.

  • Dennis


    As I said…because its the number 1 show for the week ;)

    Move along.

  • taylor

    Does anyone know what networks but the sydc rights to the middle ?

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    I believe the Middle has been sold to ABC, WGN, and regular broadcast syndication.

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