TV Ratings Thursday: 'Big Brother' Soars, 'Welcome to Sweden' & 'Working the Engels' Premiere Soft, 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Rookie Blue' & 'Gang Related' Up

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July 11th, 2014

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/4 1.0/4 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.605 2.903 3.576 3.428 4.579 0.68

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

On CBS,  Big Brother scored a 2.0, up twenty five percent from last Thursday's series low 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen notched 1.5, up fifteen percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 ratings. Gang Related earned a 0.8, up fourteen percent from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down ten percent from a 1.0 for its most recent original episode.. The series premiere of Welcome to Sweden earned a0.9 down thirty one percent from a 1.3 for the premiere of Undateable. The series premiere of Working the Engels scored a 0.7 down forty six percent from a 1.3 for the first 9:30PM episode of Undateable. Your predictions for both were a bit too optimistic. Last Comic Standing tied its series low with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, down nine percent from last week's 1.1.

On ABC, Black Box garnered a 0.7 up seventeen percent from last week's series low 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Rookie Blue earned a 0.9, up thirteen percent from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. NY Med earned a 0.9, up twenty nine percent from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 10, 2014


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.7/7 7.86
FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.5/6 4.67
NBC Hollywood Game Night 0.9/4 3.83
ABC Black Box 0.7/3 3.62
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.69
8:30 CBS The Millers - R 1.3/5 5.78
9:00 CBS Big Brother 2.0/7 6.15
ABC Rookie Blue 0.9/3 4.94
NBC Welcome to Sweden - Series Premiere 0.9/3 3.50
FOX Gang Related 0.8/3 2.48
CW The Originals - R 0.3/1 0.67
9:30 NBC Working the Engels - Series Premiere 0.7/2 2.76
10:00 NBC Last Comic Standing 1.0/3 3.33
ABC NY Med 0.9/3 5.17
CBS Extant - R 0.7/2 3.84



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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.
  • 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).
  • 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.


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