Extant August 20

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.3/5 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/4 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.913 3.178 6.572 3.363 3.554 1.094

CBS was number one in Adults 18-49  while  NBC won with total viewers.

On CBS, Big Brother garnered a2.3, up 10 percent from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. CBS opted to count the two hours of Extant it ran last night as a single episode, which earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s series low.

On NBC, America’s Got Talent earned a series low 1.8, down 5 percent from last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Taxi Brooklyn matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance earned a 0.9, down 10 percent from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Motive earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, up 14 percent from last week’s 0.7.

On The CW, Penn & Teller: Fool Us earned a series high 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 20 percent from last week’s 0.5.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, August 20, 2014  

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS Big Brother 2.3/8 6.58
NBC America’s Got Talent – Recap 1.1/4 5.60
FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 0.9/3 3.36
ABC The Middle – R 0.9/3 3.27
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.6/2 1.72
8:30 ABC The Goldbergs – R 0.9/3 3.08
9:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 1.8/6 9.19
ABC Modern Family -R 1.2/4 3.55
CBS Extant (9-11PM) 1.0/3 5.58
CW The 100 – R 0.2/1 0.47
9:30 ABC Modern Family -R 1.2/4 3.84
10:00 NBC Taxi Brooklyn 0.9/3 4.93
ABC Motive 0.8/3 3.80

-via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 1.9/5; 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,” 1.1/5; “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 1.1/4 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” (1.1/4 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” (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

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