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4th of JULY SPECTACULAR is Ratings Burst For NBC

NBC (5.50 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was top holiday draw thanks to its mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.15 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "Up All Night" (2.30 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (7.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and a rebroadcast of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (5.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Here are the other highlights of the 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (4.44 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "Dogs in the City" (3.47 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Criminal Minds" (4.42 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) followed by "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" (5.44 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Next up was ABC (2.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with encores of "The Middle" (2.77 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #16), "Suburgatory" (2.35 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), "Modern Family" (2.71 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), another "Modern Family" (2.68 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and a new "Final Witness" (2.91 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.57 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its all-repeat lineup of "New Girl" (1.79 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), another "New Girl" (1.57 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9), yet another "New Girl" (1.43 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and even more "New Girl" (1.50 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.69 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) plus another "America's Next Top Model" (0.70 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) on The CW (0.69 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-30.00% - Final Witness

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-42.86% - Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (vs. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Repeat)) -46.15% - Final Witness (vs. Primetime Nightline) -51.43% - Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (vs. America's Got Talent)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (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" (0.3/2 with an encore).


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