TV Ratings Wednesday: 'America's Got Talent' & 'Camp' Up, 'Big Brother' Steady, 'MasterChef' Down

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August 8th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.4/5 0.9/3 1.1/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.790 4.119 5.628 3.152 3.176 1.109

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

On NBC, America’s Got Talent earned a 2.5 up 4 percent from last week's 2.4  adults 18-49 rating.   Camp garnered a 1.2 up 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MasterChef scored a 2.2 down 4 percent from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Big Brother notched a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On ABC, The Lookout matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, August 7, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Big Brother 2.1/7 6.10
NBC America's Got Talent - R 1.5/5 6.34
FOX MasterChef - R 1.0/4 2.78
ABC The Middle - R 0.9/3 3.71
CW Arrow - R 0.4/1 1.29
8:30 ABC Last Man Standing - R 0.8/3 3.32
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent 2.5/7 10.03
FOX MasterChef 2.2/6 5.45
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.1/3 4.80
ABC Modern Family - R 0.9/3 2.89
CW Supernatural - R 0.3/1 0.93
9:30 ABC The Neighbors - R 0.7/2 2.31
10:00 NBC Camp 1.2/4 4.00
CBS CSI - R 1.1/3 5.98
ABC The Lookout 0.9/3 3.41


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 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,” 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2 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" (1.3/5 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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  • Tony JJ

    Woah. The middle and last man standing beat modern family in viewers. And the middle matched it in the demo. I know these are repeats but those are good numbers.

    Big brother should hit a high tonight. Big twists are gonna go down tonight. Cannot wait!

  • Bill

    Look like NBC is on a role and beating CBS.

  • Cheryblosen

    Ugh camp go up

  • John A

    Yeah great for Camp up a tenth just to adjust down later.

  • Mon

    Go Bri! Krissi needs to go and shoot her upcoming show on CBS

  • Jacobo

    Wow AGT skews old compared to MasterChef

  • rob60990

    The Neighbors again the lowest rated repeaf. :)

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  • rgxx

    ABC only created the LOOKOUT because the ABC newscaster other program NightLine was moved to a later time slot After Jimmy Kimmel…so they create a show to position themselves to maintain their so-called popularity. And Some of LOOKOUT’S stories are just re-hash reporting from over the last year or so.

  • Dennis

    lol @ Camp

  • Ram510

    I like Camp it’s a fun summer show

    I’m happy ABC had finally decided to air Last Man Standing repeats. They really should keep it on Wednesdays

  • CBSviewer

    Why is the CW airing Supernatural on Wednesday ? I should move it to Tuesday now. Whose Line Is It Anyway could help it gaiin new viewers and it would rate higher than Capture anyway (0.4-0.5).

  • CBSviewer

    * They should move it, sorry !

  • CabinFEVER

    CAMP!!! If it keeps this up, NBC has to renew it!

  • Candy Clouds

    Why did they air Last Man Standing last night at 8:30 instead of Suburgatory? When I looked at the TV listings for August 7th last week, it said Suburgatory at 8:30.

  • Cheryblosen

    @CabinFever not really. Hollywood game night barely has a lead in and it does better. I like camp but it won’t be renewed

  • chloe

    I think Abc should quickly change their mind and air LMS on wednesday at 8:30 in this fall and also it beat modern family in viewers

  • Jordan

    @Candy Clouds, Maybe in case their 2 new comedies on Wed this fall don’t work out, they’ll bring LMS and The Neighbors on over from Friday.

  • Tommy

    Last nights episode of “Camp” was one of the best yet. I really hope NBC decides to renew it. It’s a fun summer show that is cheap to produce and keeps the lights on during hiatus. Also, the characters are really starting to grow on me.

  • Billy

    Starting tonight there will be lots of NFL Football preemptions. I would look for many shows to take a hit in the finals.

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