TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Big Brother' & 'MasterChef' Rise, 'Camp' & 'America's Got Talent' Flat + 'The Lookout' Hits Low

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August 22nd, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.4/4 1.4/4 0.8/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.1/4 0.9/3 1.2/4 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.181 6.150 5.470 3.483 3.117 1.095

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

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

On NBC, America’s Got Talent matched last week's season low 2.1  adults 18-49 rating.  Camp also matched last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Big Brother notched a 2.2, up from last week's  2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Lookout earned a series low 0.7, down three tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Wednesday, August 21, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.2 7 6.31
NBC America's got Talent -R 1.3 4 5.84
FOX Masterchef  -R 1.1 4 2.90
ABC The Middle -R 0.8 3 3.61
CW Arrow -R 0.4 1 1.30
8:30PM ABC Last Man Standing -R 0.8 3 3.57
9:00PM FOX Masterchef 2.3 7 5.46
NBC America's got Talent 2.1 6 9.18
ABC Modern Family -R 1.0 3 3.34
CBS Criminal Minds -R 0.9 3 4.41
CW Supernatural -R 0.2 1 0.89
9:30PM ABC The Neighbors -R 0.7 2 2.38
10:00PM CBS CSI -R 1.1 3 5.68
NBC Camp 0.9 3 3.44
ABC The Lookout 0.7 2 2.90


In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3 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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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  • Networkman

    @Melanie P. I agree with you about the houseguests acting like whimps. I don’t understand why Andy wouldn’t just vote out Spencer and then let Amanda do her own dirty work by putting Helen on the block. If Aaryn as HOH wanted Spencer out, Andy should of respected that and voted as such. And then if Helen would of stayed she and the other women would of been working on getting either Amanda or McCrae out of the house. So it would of been a win-win for Andy. Either way, he would not have been the main target for any of the houseguests this week.

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