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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  • MichaelZZZ

    @John T

    If you really think a 1.3 is “doing well” for an EXPENSIVE show when almost free repeats are getting more viewers and (relatively speaking) the same ratings, you need to take a lesson in TV ratings and economics. As for the concept, SYTYCD is one of my all time favorites. I just think it sucks that FOX would allow a subpar producer like Nigel Lythgoe destroy his own great rip-off idea (i.e. a dancing version of American Idol). Without him and the beyond annoying Mary Murphy, SYTYCD could still be a hit. But FOX is too weak and focused on the other franchise collapses (see AI and XF) to focus on this way-past-its-prime dud.

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