NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ Hits Seven-Week High in Total Viewers

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Last Comic Standing August 7

via press release:

“Last Comic Standing” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) hit a seven-week high in total viewers, with its most-watched episode since June 19 (4.0 million viewers).  “Last Comic” grew week to week in total viewers by +2% (3.4 million vs. 3.3 million).  In 18-49, “Last Comic” retained 91% of the prior week’s 1.1 rating.


  • “Last Comic” maintained its full rating from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.0), despite the 10 p.m. hour, while growing by +6% in total viewers (3.5 million vs. 3.2 million) and +8% in adults 25-54 (1.3 vs. 1.2).


  • An encore telecast of  “Hollywood Game Night” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET) grew in every key measure from its first half-hour to its second, including gains of +14% in adults 18-49 (to a 0.8 rating from a 0.7), +10% in adults 25-54 (1.1 vs. 1.0) and +27% in women 25-54 (1.4 vs. 1.1).


  • “Welcome to Sweden” delivered a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 2.2 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:30 p.m. ET and was preempted in the Eastern U.S. at 9:29.


  • From 9:29-9:41 p.m. ET, NBC programming was interrupted by NBC News live coverage of President Obama’s statement on Iraq.


  • “Working the Engels” averaged a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET, and was preempted from 9:30-9:41 in the eastern U.S.  In total viewers, “Working the Engels” retained 99% of the prior week’s result (1.870 million vs. 1.880 million).  In 18-49, “Engels” retained 100% of this week’s lead-in, its highest retention to date.



NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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