TV Ratings Thursday: Preseason Football Preemptions Artificially Lift ‘Big Brother’, ‘Motive’, ‘Rookie Blue’ & ‘Hollywood Game Night’
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.0/6||1.5/5||1.4/4||1.4/4||1.3/4||0.4/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.3/5||1.1/4||1.0/4||1.2/4||1.3/5||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||7.219||4.880||6.264||4.504||3.428||1.090|
Note: There were numerous local pre-emptions for NFL preseason football on ABC, FOX, CBS, The CW and NBC. CBS had pre-emptions in approximately 40% of the country due to NFL pre-season football.
Ratings are tentative, likely inflated, and subject to greater change than usual.
CBS was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.
On CBS, Big Brother earned a 2.6, up half a ratings point from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, Motive earned a 1.3 at 8PM and 1.4 at 9PM, both up from the 1.0 it earned last week. Rookie Blue scored a 1.5, up four tenths from last week’s 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.
On NBC, the season finale of Hollywood Game Night notched a 1.5, up three tenths from the previous week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, August 29, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||CBS||Two and a Half Men -R||1.8||6||7.22|
|NBC||America’s Got Talent -R||1.4||5||5.16|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries -R||0.4||1||1.10|
|8:30PM||CBS||Two and a Half Men -R||1.5||5||7.35|
|NBC||Hollywood Game Night -R||1.5||4||4.66|
|FOX||New Girl -R||1.4||4||4.58|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model -R||0.4||1||1.08|
|9:30 PM||FOX||The Mindy Project -R||1.3||4||4.19|
|10:00 PM||NBC||Hollywood Game Night – Finale||1.5||5||4.82|
In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5 with an encore.In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/4 with an encore.From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat 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 0.8/4 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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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.