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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'America's Got Talent' Returns Strong, 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Up, 'I Wanna Marry Harry' Falls', Solid Start for 'The Night Shift'

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May 28th, 2014

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Scoreboard NBC ABC UNI CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 2.5/8 1.2/4 1.1/3 1.1/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.7/6 0.8/3 1.0/4 0.6/2 0.4/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 10.534 3.826 2.925 7.480 1.294 1.005

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

On NBC, the season premiere of America’s Got Talent earned a 3.0, down 3 percent from a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating for the previous season premiere, which followed the finale of The Voice.It was the show's lowest rated season premiere ever. The series premiere of The Night Shift scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 7 percent from a 1.5 for the premiere of Camp last summer. Your predictions were accurate.

On ABC, the season premiere of  Extreme Weight Loss  garnered a 1.3, up 8 percent from the 1.2 adults 18-49 rating for the previous season premiere. Celebrity Wife Swap earned a 1.2, up 33 percent from a 0.9 for its most recent episode.

On FOX, Riot notched a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 20 percent from a 0.5 for its premiere on May 13. I Wanna Marry Harry  scored a 0.4, down 43 percent from a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s premiere, which had a much stronger lead-in from The American Idol finale.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, May 27, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC America's Got Talent (8-10PM) - Season Premiere 3.0/9 11.91
ABC Extreme Weight Loss (8-10PM - Season Premiere 1.3/4 3.87
CBS NCIS - R 1.2/4 9.28
FOX Riot 0.6/2 1.39
CW The Originals - R 0.3/1 0.95
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 1.1/3 7.84
FOX I Wanna Marry Harry 0.4/1 1.20
CW Supernatural - R 0.4/1 1.06
10:00 NBC The Night Shift - Series Premiere 1.6/5 7.78
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 1.2/3 3.74
CBS Person Of Interest - R 0.8/2 5.32

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 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" (0.2/1 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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.

 
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