TV Ratings Thursday: 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Big Brother' Slide + 'Rookie Blue' Drops to Series Low

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July 4th, 2014


Scoreboard CBS FOX NBC ABC CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/5 1.1/5 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.2/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 4.94 3.41 2.60 4.47 0.45 x

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

Note: Last night overall Adult 18-49 TV usage levels dropped -15% from the prior Thursday (24.4% vs. 28.6%).

On CBS,  Big Brother  scored a 1.6, down seven tenths from last Thursday's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen notched a 1.4, down three tenths from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 ratings. Gang Related matched last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Undateable garnered a 0.7 at 8:30 & 9PM. The season  finale  earned a 0.8 at 9:30PM. All three airings were down from last week's series low 0.8 at both 8 and 8:30PM. A recap special of  Last Comic Standing earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, up from last week's 1.0. 

On ABC, Black Box matched last week's series low 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Rookie Blue  earned a series low 0.7, down two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. NY Med garnered a 0.7, down two tenths from last week's  0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 3, 2014 <strong

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.5 7 6.62
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.4 6 4.21
ABC Black Box 0.6 3 3.66
NBC Undateable -R 0.5 2 2.32
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.49
8:30PM CBS The Millers -R 1.0 4 4.66
NBC Undateable 0.7 3 2.38
9:00PM CBS Big Brother 1.6 6 5.12
FOX Gang Related 0.8 3 2.61
ABC Rookie Blue 0.7 3 5.11
NBC Undateable 0.7 3 2.18
CW The Originals -R 0.2 1 0.41
9:30PM NBC Undateable 0.8 3 2.15
10:00 PM NBC Last Comic Standing 1.1 4 3.28
CBS Elementary -R 0.7 3 4.06
ABC NY Med 0.7 3 4.65


via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.


  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.


  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.1/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 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 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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