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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  • chris

    BB15 dropped because,,aaryn was HOH….once aaryn goes on the block..ratings will increase…WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR AARYN TO GET THE BOOT AND SEE WHAT JULIE SAYS TO HER ABOUT THE RACIST REMARKS…

  • K

    BB was good last night. Entertaining and unpredictable. Glad Spencer won POV. Also like the chance that Aaryn, Helen and maybe even Elissa may be an alliance to take them to the end.

  • Fred

    Watched part of CAMP when LOOKOUT was on commercial break. When the mother walked in on her son, what exactly was he doing? And what was displayed on the screen. Wonder if it was what I am thinking.

  • Anthony


    It was most likely what you were thinking. He was “self-pleasuring” himself, lol.

  • catsrule

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

    No, it’s ABCFamily (separate from ABC), Hallmark, and broadcast syndication.

  • rgxx

    MasterChef still doing well…this year has been really good!

  • sally

    wears the talent AGT

  • Leane

    Football is back on Sunday it might destroy Under the Dome, not sure though since its a preseason game but it has the Dallas Cowboys.

    Those ABC repeat numbers are plain horrible, why did ABC even bother bringing back that horrible loser Neighbors back?

  • Dennis


    Because it rated better then Malibu Country, Happy Endings, Dont Trust the B, Family Tool etc..

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    My bad. Sorry. I meant ABCfamily. Thanks for correcting me

  • Seth

    Big Borether

  • John

    I love how every week The Neighbors consistently got better repeat numbers than Surbugatory and The Middle but the one time it doesn’t, people pounce on it for doing horrible.

  • Leane

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

    “No, it’s ABCFamily (separate from ABC), Hallmark, and broadcast syndication.”

    WGN is apart of the broadcast syndication deal in Chicago.

  • Frederick

    That SiriusXM ad has to be one of the most disgusting tasteless ads I’ve ever seen on your website. Do we really need to see a woman pissing herself?

  • Melanie P.

    @Melissa, I wouldn’t be so sure Howard is the one leaving. This BB season has been one surprise after the other. Looks like Candice has made a few enemies herself, just trying to keep him in the game. Howard’s speech to the house had me thinking, WTF? It made no sense at all and I don’t feel he helped himself to stay in the house.

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