TV Ratings Tuesday: 'America's Got Talent' Rises, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' & 'So You Think You Can Dance' Steady

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September 4th, 2013

America's Got Talent September 3

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.4/5 1.1/4 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 7.119 3.788 4.132 3.722 6.968 1.566

Note: The CW was preempted in Chicago for baseball. Ratings may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.

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

On NBC, America's Got Talent earned a 2.3 up 5 percent from last week's Tuesday series low 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance matched last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, the season finale of Extreme Weight Loss matched last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and last year’s season finale on Sunday, August 19, 2012.

On The CW Whose Line is it Anyway? matched last week's  0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Capture notched a 0.3 down 25 percent from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, September 3, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.3/4 4.13
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM) - Finale 1.2/4 3.95
CBS NCIS - R 1.0/3 8.81
NBC Hollywood Game Night - R 1.0/3 3.46
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? 0.9/3 2.37
8:30 CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R 0.8/3 2.05
9:00 NBC America's Got Talent (9-11PM) 2.3/7 8.95
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 0.8/2 6.62
CW Capture 0.3/1 0.92
10:00 CBS Person of Interest - R 0.8/2 5.47
ABC Body of Proof - R 0.7/2 3.27


In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.2/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • 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.


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.

  • Anon

    I keep hoping I will see WLIIA edge out one of the big 4 at 8ET.

    Maybe next week.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    That’s still pretty darn good for Whose Line.

    Go POI!

  • Mathew

    capture go up!

  • Zach

    Why is ABC still repeating Body of Proof?

  • John A

    Why CW kept that loser Capture on Tuesday is beyond me.

  • gerry

    capture!! grrrr!! rise!!

  • DenverDean

    Once again, POI barely beats cancelled BOP. NBC has been making a mistake by not sliding AGT back an hour and running CF(R) at 10 to introduce the show to a new audience and the new time slot. I don’t get the rationale for holding it back all summer. It’s not like it was a huge hit where everyone saw the original episodes.

  • CrimTV

    @John A

    You seem to not understand something. Capture is not a loser for The CW. People seem to be blinded by the success of Whose Line is it Anyway. Just because WLIIA gets 0.8-1.0 ratings weekly in summer, does not mean CWs other summer shows are expected or are going to score those numbers. Last year, Oh Sit! earned a 0.3’s and 0.4’s and was renewed being their highest rated Summer show. WLIIA would get renewed with 0.3s and 0.4s.

  • CraveRecords

    Capture is fine. It’s doing the same level as some of CW’s renewed in-season shows. And I find it very entertaining now that it’s found its footing. Like ANTM, I watch it on Hulu the next day since I can’t get any stations over-the-air in Asheville.

  • John A

    0.3 is fine? Come on now. When Whose Line REPEAT can get a 0.8 surely a NEW Capture can at least get a 0.5-0.6.

  • John A

    CW is inflated? So Capture might adjust down to a 0.2. LMAO.

  • Kissan

    I never thought I’d see the day where Extreme Weight Loss and SYTYCD were that close to each other. Isn’t next week the SYTYCD finale? Great job for Whose Line but since it’s preempted I see the first episode adjusted down. I can’t believe that the CW is doing the Whose Line finale on September 24th against the SHIELD, NCIS and The Voice.

    I also saw the Goldbergs, Trophy Wife and Back In The Game pilots. Goldbergs was pretty good but it was annoying at most times and they didn’t show the sister that much. Trophy Wife was awesome and everybody was funny, especially the second ex wife. Back In The Game was pretty good too.

  • CBSviewer

    NCIS steady as usual :)

  • Michael1


    POI was up vs. last week, and retained 100% from its lead-in. Of course, these are just preliminary. By what margin does a repeat of a show with a 0.8 lead-in need to beat a repeat of a cancelled show with a 1.2 lead-in in order to be called a success?

  • Lee

    To add to what Zach posted, what is the reason ABC is reruning Body of Proof? Don’t get it.

  • sally


  • Joseph A

    I really wish that ” So You Think You Can Dance ” , was on another network so it could start at 9pm ,,

  • Spen B


    ABC only has two procedurals they can repeat, BOP and Castle. ABC’s shows are largely serial, so they don’t repeat well, which means repeating BOP, while not optimal, is the best option financially.

  • Doug in CA

    I just love WLIIA. Happy they brought it back but I miss Drew. Glad to see the ratings are creeping upwards.

  • Joseph

    The real story last night (September 4th) was Univision, which finished first in the 18-34 demographic and came to within three-tenths of a rating point and one-tenth of a share point of winning the night in the 18-49 demographic as well.

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