|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.5/8||2.2/7||2.0/6||1.3/4||1.0/3||0.4/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.6/6||1.7/6||1.5/5||1.1/4||0.6/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||8.127||6.560||9.203||3.386||3.501||1.114|
CBS was the number one network in adults 18-49 while NBC was on top with total viewers.
On CBS, the 90 minute premiere of Survivor scored a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating down 19 percent from a 3.2 for last fall’s premiere on September 19 but up 8 percent from last spring’s premiere. It was the show’s lowest rated fall premiere ever. Your predictions were too optimistic. The 90 minute season finale of Big Brother garnered a 2.4 up 4 percent from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating but down 4 percent from a 2.5 for last season’s finale on Wednesday, September 19, 2012.
On NBC, The Million Second Quiz notched a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 8 percent from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The two hour season finale of America’s Got Talent earned a 2.5 up 14 percent from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and up 4 percent from a 2.4 for last year’s season finale on Thursday, September 13, 2012.
On FOX, The X Factor matched the 2.2 adults 18-49 rating for last week’s premiere.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, September 18, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|8:00||CBS||Survivor – Season Premiere (8-9:30PM)||2.6/8||9.52|
|FOX||The X Factor (8-10PM)||2.2/7||6.56|
|NBC||The Million Second Quiz||1.2/4||4.92|
|ABC||The Middle – R||1.0/3||4.12|
|CW||Arrow – R||0.3/1||1.15|
|8:30||ABC||The Middle – R||1.0/3||3.93|
|9:00||NBC||America’s Got Talent (9-11PM)||2.5/7||11.34|
|ABC||Modern Family – R||1.2/4||3.73|
|CW||Supernatural – R||0.4/1||1.08|
|9:30||CBS||Big Brother – Season Finale (9:30-11PM)||2.4/7||6.73|
|ABC||Modern Family – R||1.5/4||4.10|
|10:00||ABC||Nashville – R||0.7/2||2.56|
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 3.1/9; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.5/3 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
- From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.6/6 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” (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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