TV Ratings Tuesday: 'America's Got Talent', 'So You Think You Can Dance' & 'Capture' Down, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Up

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August 7th, 2013

America's Got Talent August 6

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.0/6 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.3/5 1.2/4 0.7/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.433 3.196 4.042 3.549 6.251 1.630


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

On NBC, America's Got Talent earned a 2.5 down 7 percent from last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance scored a 1.3 down 13 percent from last week's  1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss matched  last week's season high with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW Whose Line is it Anyway? earned a 0.9 up 13 percent from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Capture notched a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 0.4 for last week's premiere.

Broadcast primetime ratings for August 6, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.3/4 4.04
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 1.2/4 3.89
NBC Hollywood Game Night - R 1.1/4 3.78
CBS NCIS - R 1.0/3 5.84
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? 0.9/3 2.30
8:30 CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R 0.8/3 2.28
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) 2.5/7 9.26
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 0.9/2 5.12
CW Capture 0.3/1 0.97
10:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 0.8/2 5.12
ABC Body of Proof - R 0.6/2 2.87
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
  • With a guest appearance by President Barack Obama, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” delivered its highest rating in metered-market households (a 3.8 rating, 10 share) for any night of the week in nine months, since Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (4.0), the night of Obama’s prior appearance on the show, and highest for a Tuesday night in 21 months, since October 25, 2011 (4.1), the night of another appearance by President Obama.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Tonight” averaged a 1.2/6 in adults 18-49, the show’s highest result for a Tuesday telecast since December 18, 2012, the night of the “Voice” finale.
  • At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" scored its highest Tuesday rating in metered-market households (1.7) since December 18, 2012 (1.8)
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.8/10; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • 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" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) 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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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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  • CBSviewer

    NCIS skews younger than usual :)

  • HV

    Of course AGT is down this week, but it’ll be up again next week, because last week wasn’t very good, but last night was great!

  • rob60990

    I don’t think CBS’ total viewers are right either. It doesn’t match the average.

  • Alan

    I think Capture will be renewed. Breaking Pointe and Perfect Score will get cancelled of course. I don’t know about Oh Sit, but it should be renewed, considering it did fine comparing it to the previous season.

  • Mathew

    That would be great cuz the only cw shows I watch are oh sit! And capture

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Can anyone please tell me why Body of Proof is still being repeated when it has been cancelled? I have noticed more repeats are scheduled later this month?

  • jackson

    So You Think You Can Dance hits ANOTHER all time low and not one ratings reporter mentions the latest all time low. Lazy or have they just given up?

  • gerry

    i like capture. i actually like the red team now more than before, though the really cute one’s ‘soapbox’ speech at the end was eyeroll-worthy. i can appreciate them saying they’re trying to represent that there are all kinds of gay people, but if they keep beating that dead horse, it just looks like they’re knocking ‘stereotypical’ gay people, which is bs as well. i’m all for the pink team. glad they’re still around.

    i think it will get a pickup. its cheap and performs as well as like half of cw’s more expensive scripted.

  • Jason

    If FOX does cancel SYTYCD, what else are they going to put in that slot, repeats or brand-new summer-worthy shows? Only time will tell.

  • Jim J

    It’s kind of funny—the people who don’t like SYTYCD pretending they’re avid viewers and saying “yeah, it’s just not what it used to be”. I am an avid viewer and the show has gotten better over time, so I’m calling you people out on your BS. If you don’t like SYTYCD, don’t watch it and don’t talk about it, but the truth is it’s numbers are solid for the summer and for Fox, and every year it has Emmy nominations and wins. Seems to me that if you’re going to put it down and try to degrade the people watching it, while it’s pulling in some of the better numbers of the night, you might be jealous that it’s beating out the shows you like…. I’ve told friends of mine who are also fans of the show about this site and some of the tools on here pushing agendas in all kinds of crazy ways.

  • Wuzzy

    SYTYCD is the best show out right now! It’s NOT going to get cancelled for another 10 years at least. It still has a long life ahead :) I love it so much

  • JR35

    SYTYCD surely has reached lackluster ratings levels. But, it’s probably relatively cheap to produce, so…

  • Cory

    Capture is currently my favorite show. If it stays on the air I am sure it will build a following.

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