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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Big Brother' Down, 'MasterChef' & 'Camp' Stable + 'The Lookout' & 'America's Got Talent' Up

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August 29th, 2013

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Scoreboard FOX NBC UNI CBS ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.8/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/7 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.820 6.402 3.340 5.540 3.238 0.976


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

On FOX,  MasterChef notched a 2.0 at 8PM (down two tenths from its last 8PM airing on July 10)  and a 2.4 at 9PM, matching last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, America’s Got Talent earned a 2.2, up a tenth from last week's season low 2.1  adults 18-49 rating.  Camp matched last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

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

On ABC, The Lookout earned a 0.8, up a tenth from last week's series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

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Overnight ratings for Wednesday, August 28, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Masterchef 2.0 7 5.34
CBS Big Brother 2.0 7 6.26
NBC America's got Talent -R 1.3 5 5.99
ABC The Middle -R 0.8 3 3.52
CW Arrow -R 0.3 1 1.13
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8:30PM ABC The Middle -R 0.8 3 3.43
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9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.4 7 6.30
NBC America's got Talent 2.2 6 9.69
ABC Modern Family -R 1.0 3 3.37
CBS Criminal Minds -R 0.9 3 4.72
CW Supernatural -R 0.2 1 0.82
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9:30PM ABC The Neighbors -R 0.7 2 2.42
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10:00PM CBS CSI -R 1.1 3 5.63
NBC Camp 0.9 3 3.53
ABC The Lookout 0.8 2 3.34

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 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 0.3/2 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" (0.5/2 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.Definitions: 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.

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  • rgxx

    Krissy cheated! Kick her off MasterChef for crying out loud – had they gone in that pantry one-at-a-time – she would have lost b/c she didn’t know what was in the recipie – in the words of Gordan Ramsey : “oh, “COME ON”!

  • Ike

    @Ultima, I don’t watch the show and I don’t dig CBS procedurals, but in this case, the reason Unforgettable didn’t premiere in June is because what’s-her-name was pregnant. They started shooting these episodes right after she gave birth and that’s why they weren’t ready until late July.

  • rgxx

    Actually Paula did NOT help MasterChef…Fox only advertised last week one – hour then pulled a 2-hour episode b/c the chefs couldn’t decide who to eliminate b/c it was too close to call -ALTHOUGH Krissy Cheated!

    Usually the show re-airs the last episode the previous week in the 8pm hour and a new episode in the 9pm…as the ratings clearly showed – a lot of fans thought the 8pm was a repeat BUT it wasn’t – with all the Paula Dean stuff happening – they played it down…

    People just came in a t 9 to see the new episode not knowing they missed a new one at 8…

  • CBSviewer

    @ Justin

    I haven’t followed the Big Brother ratings, but I’m pretty sure Big Brother has fluctuated a bit while Unforgettable is still getting 1.1 every week

    Big Brother / Unforgettable ratings this season:

    July 28 = 2.3 / 1.3
    August 4 = 2.3 / 1.2
    August 11 = 2.4 / 1.1
    August 18 = 2.1 / 1.1
    August 25 = 2.5 / 1.1

    Even when Big Brother went up, Unforgettable went down or steady at 1.1.

    Regardless, I wonder what CBS will do with Unforgettable by the time the Emmys and the Good Wife return. Are they just going to burn off the last five episodes on Saturday? It’s doing poorly enough that I suspect they will

    You’re probably right. Unforgettable is very low but I think CBS made a mistake when they scheduled it on Sunday instead of a weeknight.

  • Mike

    I think many Big Brother fans who follow the online spoilers knew the outcome of POV and just didn’t have the desire to tune in. The big rise in Sunday was due to so many tuning in to see who was going to come back and in hopes there was a shift in the house.

    The CBS website was ablaze last night with people demanding the ouster of one contestant. IF they had only seen all the stuff they didn’t show from that contestant there would have been even more.

    This is the sorriest set of contestants ever assembled on a reality show.

  • Ultima

    @Ike
    the reason Unforgettable didn’t premiere in June is because what’s-her-name was pregnant

    Fair enough. I could have sworn I read that production was starting during the winter, but that might have been before the pregnancy was an issue (or I’m thinking of a different show).

  • Ultima

    @rgxx
    Actually Paula did NOT help MasterChef…Fox only advertised last week one – hour then pulled a 2-hour episode b/c the chefs couldn’t decide who to eliminate b/c it was too close to call -ALTHOUGH Krissy Cheated!

    Are you suggesting that FOX changed it to a two-hour episode at the last minute? That’s complete and utter nonsense and easily disproved.

    The blurb for this episode on Futon Critic is dated 13 August and has it listed as two new hours. “/listings/20130813fox10/”

    Usually the show re-airs the last episode the previous week in the 8pm hour and a new episode in the 9pm…as the ratings clearly showed – a lot of fans thought the 8pm was a repeat BUT it wasn’t

    Care to explain why earlier in the season when FOX had two new hours every week that the 9pm hour was higher rated than the 8pm hour?

    22 May – 2.1, 2.3
    29 May – 2.1, 2.5
    5 June – 2.1, 2.6
    12 June – 2.3, 2.5
    19 June – 2.0, 2.3
    26 June – 2.2, 2.5
    10 July – 2.2, 2.3

    It seems all that the ratings clearly show is that the HUT levels are lower in the 8pm hour than the 9pm hour.

  • CBSviewer

    I just watched the promos for the returning CBS’s dramas and I have to say I’m a little disappointed. NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0 look awesome but Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods and Elementary not so much.
    Can you tell me what you think of the promos ?

  • Edward Mooney

    Liked seeing Paula Dean on Masterchef! Perfect judge for show. It about time.

  • omabin

    @Mike,

    I agree, that is probably the reason why ratings are so low. They should go back up tonight as Aaryn will almost for sure be evicted and that is something people want to see. I just wish it was Demanda instead.

  • SB

    It is simple. Criminal Minds goes against 2.4 and 2.2 original programming. No other CBS drama has that kind of competition during the week and it has consistently done numbers equal to or greater than NCIS LA or POI. CSI is doing well but it has very little competition. Could Unforgettable do better? It is hard to say but it is a pretty competitive spot.

  • E

    Camp is a great show. Perfect for the summer. I hope NBC renews for next summer.

  • Ultima

    @Possy
    IGNORED: Ultima

    “Hoorayyyy” -Lana Kane

  • Carl

    It was a pretty decent BB episode, in spite of my annoyance at who won POV.

  • Alex

    How can the first masterchef get a 2 and the second one get a 2.4? Dont you have to watch the first one to know whats going on in the second? Ive never watched the show before so idk im just curious.

  • Ultima

    @Alex
    How can the first masterchef get a 2 and the second one get a 2.4? Dont you have to watch the first one to know whats going on in the second? Ive never watched the show before so idk im just curious.

    With many reality shows, you can just jump into the middle of the show and follow what’s going on without much problem. For MasterChef specifically, the narrator explains what the current situation is after every commercial break.

  • Joseph

    Tonight’s (August 29th) preliminary ratings may suggest a spike in network viewing.

    But with all 30 NFL teams in their final pre-season games, the final network numbers will be far, far lower.

    It may be the least-watched Thursday night of network TV in years!

  • Ultima

    @Joseph
    It may be the least-watched Thursday night of network TV in years!

    Bold statement given that the 4th of July was on a Thursday this year.

    all 30 NFL teams

    The NFL has had 32 teams for more than a decade now…

  • hessian

    @Alex – for the past- what? – six weeks FOX has aired a repeat of the last week’s episode at 8, followed by a new hour at 9. If my DVR hadn’t known there were two new hours this week, I wouldn’t have seen the first hour myself. I’m amazed the number is as high for that first hour as it is.

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