TV Ratings Tuesday: 'So You Think You Can Dance' & 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' Rise + 'America's Got Talent' & 'Capture' Flat

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August 28th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.8/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.797 3.500 4.007 3.543 6.507 1.658


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

On NBC, America's Got Talent matched last week's Tuesday series low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance scored a 1.3, up a tenth from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss garnered a 1.1, down two tenths from last week's season high 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW Whose Line is it Anyway? earned a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's  0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Capture matched last week's 0.4  adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, August 27, 2013:


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.3 4 4.01
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) 1.1 3 3.75
NBC Hollywood Game Night -R 1.0 3 3.33
CBS NCIS -R 1.0 3 6.04
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? 0.9 3 2.28
8:30PM CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.9 3 2.21
9:00PM NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) 2.2 6 8.53
CBS NCIS:Los Angeles-R 0.9 3 6.04
CW Capture 0.4 1 1.07
10:00PM CBS Person of Interest -R 0.7 2 5.11
ABC Body of Proof -R 0.7 2 3.13



In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 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" (0.2/2 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.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.


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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • Dennis

    Americas Got Talent is doing really bad this summer…

    first time its ever NOT been the Number 1 summer show.. Under the Dome stole its thunder :D

  • Cheryblosen

    Capture doing good!! Love those twins was super worried they wouldn’t capture two teams tho

  • gerry

    was hoping capture might bump up to .5 but stable is ok.

    those twins are fun! no way they’ll win, but they are fun nonetheless.

  • Mon

    Hey Dennis. I love Under the Dome but I can’t understand your obsession about it. You don’t have to bring that show up every day! You’re just making a lot of people hate it.

  • John A

    Great for Whose Line. Maybe the repeat will beat the original again.

  • DenverDean

    The fact the POI can’t beat DOA BOP might be a sign that CF might pull closer to POI during the regular season. POI should be performing better.

  • John A

    I agree. I like UTD but let it go. Its not getting a 10 demo or anything.

  • charmedcraft

    WLIIA was so funny lastnight, I loved the red screen performances. I was dying when Wayne stood up and was looking up and around for the Paranormal Activity scit.

  • r0ckmypants

    @Mon – If people start to hate a show because one commenter keeps pointing out its suceess, they are stupid.

  • Dennis

    I just like rubbing it in trolls faces who firstly said it would bomb with around a 1.3 and 5 million viewers, and also for the ones who said after its premiere that it would be below a 2.0 by episode 5. :D

    10 episodes in and it has remained around 11 million viewers and not gone lower then a 2.4 :D

  • Percysowner

    I predict that the CW will find a way to work Whose Line Is It Anyway into their schedule as soon as something tanks, or finishes its fall block of episodes. Good for them. Also Capture is not doing bad for the CW.

  • omabin

    The thing with WLIIA is that there is no way that Beauty and the Beast or Hart of Dixie do remotely as good as it is doing. Best case scenario: they do half of what it is doing, so I am not sure how will the cw justify having them both on the schedule and not WLIIA. Then again, the cw has quite a few replacement options this year, so I dunno what they are going to do. One thing seems clear though: they won’t just hand out full season orders like they did two years ago.

  • CBSviewer

    CBS repated well :)

  • TVDude

    Despite Howie Mandel saying each act was the best of the night, I found last night’s AGT to be on the more boring side. I also didn’t enjoy Whose Line last night either… maybe I was just in a bad mood as I missed my nap.

    CW’s got to be loving the 100% retention that the repeat of WLIIA has been getting. That’s probably one of their most profitable hours.

  • Survivor Fan

    I’m starting to think that Capture has a shot at renewal.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    Did CBS start promoting NCIS 11th season ?

  • I Love TV!

    Yey for The CW!

  • Tom K

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”. Hate “under the dome”. Why? Because I have a brain….

  • MichaelZZZ

    SYTYCD up from all time low – the 5th most watched show on network TV last night. LOL
    Under The Dome – some of the worst acting and worst writing in TV history. Great idea – very poorly produced. Too bad – coulda been something great – as a limited series – but the geniuses at the network got greedy – now it’s watered down fluff with no end in sight (other than it’s sure cancellation after next season’s ratings collapse).

  • John A

    How come CW dont issue a press release? These are good numbers for them.

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