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.


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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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  • PurpleDrazi

    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.

    I don’t think this means anything except that it’s a repeat show playing in a difficult timeslot during the summer.

  • Nick

    With the Whose Line 8:30 repeat matching the original 8:00 airing each week, The CW is literally making double the money on each episode. And considering who cheap this show is to produce, this has to be one of the most profitable shows they have ever aired.

  • robin

    Whose line is the under the dome of the CW

  • Ultima


    Do you even know what “DOA” means? :roll:

  • Ultima

    With the Whose Line 8:30 repeat matching the original 8:00 airing each week, The CW is literally making double the money on each episode. And considering who cheap this show is to produce, this has to be one of the most profitable shows they have ever aired.

    Yet some people were still questioning the 24 episode renewal. It’s mind-boggling. ;)

  • Little Old Me

    Body of Proof repeated well this week. It was the best episode of the season by far!!! :) :) I remember back in April when it scored 9.36 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.

  • Alan

    Great night for the CW!

  • CS’ Revenge

    Good to see SYTYCD up from last week as this has been a tough year ratings wise for the show due to the scheduling against Got Talent. The show itself is having a phenomenal season as they’ve got some of their best dancers ever this season and the finals next week should be interesting. It sounds like FOX will hold onto the show and they minus well outside of the Gordon Ramsey series its one of their top players of the summer. They need to move the show away from Got Talent next season though.

    Speaking of Got Talent the trend has been that the show has been much stronger on Wednesdays this season and with One Direction on tonight the trend should continue.

    That Biggest Loser wannabe on ABC was a fluke last week.

    Whose Line is very consistent as this show has remained a very good pickup for The CW and Capture is starting to grow from word of mouth.

  • rgxx

    CW needs to be promoting Whose Line more often – they may want to consider putting it in the Winter line-up.

  • rgxx

    didn’t know Master Chef was all new both hours tonite…come on Fox – if I didn’t know then I know most of your viewers didn’t.

  • Alex


    You can’t really judge a show’s future success on it’s reruns during the summer, especially because the BOP rerun has a better lead in than POI does. However, I do think CF has a chance of matching or even beating POI with the voice lead in its going to have.

  • WoWza

    Actually Masterchef has been killing. Number 2 show of the summer for broadcast. Huge for FOX . Are people wondering how Masterchef does as a Junior version Fridays this Fall?? Crazy!


    If people honestly think “Under the Dome” is a good show, you have VERY low expectations. Watch shows like Breaking Bad, 24, Homeland… and than compare to UTD.

  • Michael1

    I think that POI may benefit from not having to go up against the high rated cop show, “Perception” on TNT, which airs new episodes during the summer. We will learn the effects of that as soon as next week, because “Perception” aired its summer finale last night.

  • Ultima

    didn’t know Master Chef was all new both hours tonite…come on Fox – if I didn’t know then I know most of your viewers didn’t.

    I love the preemptive use of my favorite square on Fan Excuse Bingo – “people didn’t know it was on because they’re all as dumb as me!” :D

  • CS’ Revenge

    @ TVMAN

    That’s very true, I’d add Ray Donovan in there as well. I don’t even think UTD is even better than some of The CW dramas.

    @ Michael1

    That is very indeed true we can get a good picture on it for the next 3 weeks but once POI starts its new season it’ll be affected again by NBC’s new era starter player Chicago Fire which will have that high-rated Voice lead-in all fall long but NCIS: LA usually grabs more viewers than The Voice on Tuesdays so it should be interesting.

    The 10pm battles are going to be really good this year.

  • Igwell

    I don’t even think UTD is even better than…


  • talbet

    I was a fan of AGT earlier on in the year but have gotten tired of most of these acts. Have seen enough of them other than a few. B double O T Y is a prime example of ‘enough already!’

  • John T

    MichaelZZZ, seem like you slant data to support your opinions. SYTYCD is/does well and it had the 2nd best numbers on network TV last night in the key advertisers demographic. I’m sorry that the artistic value of the show is lost on you and you feel the need to judge the show unfavorably because of that, but not everybody has both sides of their brain functioning properly, thus we have Under the Dome. While I agree with you on the acting and writing On “Under the Dome”, I think the premise of the show is even worse than the other two items spoken of. “Imagine waking up tomorrow and you’re living under a dome”. REALLY?!?! REALLY!?!? A toddler could come up with a better concept than that. America should be very proud of SYTYCD and very ashamed of UTD!

  • Cle

    @CS’ Revenge
    yes this year the 10pm battles are most interesting.. surely one out of three would be slaughtered mortally..

    Lucky 7 V/S POI V/S Chicago Fire
    Castle V/S Hostages V/S Blacklist
    Scandal V/S Elementary V/S Parenthood

    i think Lucky 7, Blacklist & Elementary will fall harder..

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