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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Big Brother' Premiere Up From Last Year, 'So You Think You Can Dance' & 'Motive' Down, Soft Debut for 'Taxi Brooklyn'

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June 26th, 2014

Big Brother Premiere Night 1

Scoreboard CBS FOX UNI NBC ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/4 1.3/5 1,1/5 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.1/1
Total Viewers (million3.733 6.054 4.377 3.047 5.942 3.733 1.012

Note: NBC was pre-empted from 8-10PM in Austin, Kansas City and Portland and The CW was pre-empted in Chicago for MLB coverage. Ratings for both networks may be adjusted in the finals.

CBS was number one in Adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS, the season premiere of Big Brother garnered a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, up from a 2.2 for last summer’s premiere. Your predictions were accurate.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance earned a 1.4, down 18 percent from last week's season high 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Motive tied its series low with a 0.7, down thirty percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the series premiere of Taxi Brooklyn notched a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down thirty-three percent from a 1.5 for the premiere of Camp, which aired in the Wednesday 10PM timeslot last summer and matching the premiere of Crossbones on Friday, May 30.

 

Broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, June 25, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Big Brother - Season Premiere 2.3/9 6.64
FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.4/5 4.38
NBC America's Got Talent (8-10PM ) - R 1.3/5 6.20
ABC The Middle 1.1/4 4.44
CW Arrow - R 0.2/1 1.11
8:30 ABC The Goldbergs - R 1.0/4 3.68
9:00 CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.3/4 6.17
ABC Modern Family -R (9-9:31PM) 1.2/4 4.03
CW The 100 - R 0.2/1 0.92
9:30 ABC The Goldbergs - R (9:31-10PM) 1.0/3 3.24
10:00 NBC Taxi Brooklyn - Series Premiere 1.0/3 5.42
CBS CSI - R 0.8/3 5.35
ABC Motive 0.7/2 3.51

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-via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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 Seth Meyers" (1.0/3 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4).  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).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

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. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

 
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