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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Last Comic Standing' Finale Rises + 'The Quest' & 'NY Med' Flat

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August 15th, 2014

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Scoreboard CBS UNI NBC ABC FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.4/5 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/4 1.3/6 0.8/3 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.48 3.61 4.51 4.45 2.04 0.527

CBS and Univision tied for number one among adults 18-49, but CBS led with total viewers.

Note: NBC and ABC were preempted in Jacksonville and Chicago, respectively for preseason NFL. Ratings for these networks may be inflated as a result. 

On CBS, Big Brother earned a 2.2, down a tenth from last week's 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC the finale of  Last Comic Standing scored a 1.4, up four tenths from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Gang Related earned a 0.7 up a tenth from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Quest matched last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Rookie Blue scored a 1.0, up two tenths from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. NY Med matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, August 14, 2014 (All Ratings Live + Same Day)

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.5 7 7.67
NBC Hollywood Game Night -R 1.0 4 3.79
ABC The Quest 0.6 3 2.76
FOX Sleepy Hollow -R 0.4 2 1.73
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.54
8:30PM CBS Mom -R 1.3 5 5.96
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9:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.2 7 6.39
NBC Last Comic Standing (9-11PM) 1.4 5 4.87
ABC Rookie Blue 1.0 3 5.06
FOX Gang Related 0.7 2 2.36
CW The Originals -R 0.2 1 0.52
tvbythenumbers.com
10:00PM ABC NY Med 0.9 3 5.52
CBS Elementary -R 0.6 2 3.24

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday Night:

 

·         In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.4/4 with an encore; 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,” 1.4/7; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

 

·         From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

 

·         At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

 

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

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