One Network Dominates the Tuesday Night Broadcast Ratings

Jun 5, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Even on a night when its franchise series fell to a historic low, one network almost doubled its closest competition for prime time in the key 18-49 demo, based on Nielsen overnights.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC’s reality franchise “The Voice” lost two-tenths of a ratings point from last week, sinking to a 3.0 average in 18-49, an all-time low for a Tuesday installment of the show. Leading out from “The Voice,” the two-hour premiere of “America’s Got Talent” delivered a 3.1 to wind up as the top show of the night on broadcast. But “Talent” was down a hefty six-tenths from last year’s premiere, and it was the show’s lowest-rated premiere yet.

NBC wound up as the big winner for the night against weak competition. CBS aired mostly repeats, ABC put up the struggling “Extreme Weight Loss” and Fox came in second with the sputtering “So You Think You Can Dance.”

For the night, NBC led the way with a 3.1 average rating in the 18-49 demo, followed by Fox (1.6 average), Univision (1.3), ABC (0.9) and CBS (0.9). NBC also had a big lead in total viewers with 10.9 million, followed by CBS (6.8 million), Fox (4.4 million), ABC (4.0 million) and Univision (3.4 million).

With a 1.6 average in adults 18-49, Fox’s “Dance” was off three-tenths from a week ago.

ABC’s two-hour “Extreme Weight Loss” managed only a 1.0, losing two-tenths from last week.

CBS’s only fresh program was “Brooklyn DA,” which fell two-tenths from last week’s premiere episode to a 0.8.

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