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NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Wins 2-Hour Time Period

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NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Wins 2-Hour Time Period

"America's Got Talent" (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.9 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) won its two-hour time period among the Big 4 in every key demo - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. "Talent" led the time period among the Big 4 by a +38% margin in adults 18-49 (with a 1.8 rating vs. a 1.3 for #2 CBS) and by a +63% advantage in adults 18-34 (1.3 vs. 0.8 for CBS).

"America's Got Talent" ranked as the #1 show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49, as well as adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and other key demos.

"Food Fighters" (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched a four-week high in 18-49 rating (best since a 1.2 on Aug. 5) and was even with last week's 1.1 rating.

In the time period, "Food Fighters" tied for #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49, tied for #1 among the Big 4 in adults 18-34 and ranked #1 outright among those nets in women 18-34.


In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


For the Week:

NBC has won the PRIMETIME week of Aug. 25-31 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and virtually all other key measures, led by "The 66th PRIMETIME Emmy® Awards," which ranked #1 among the week's PRIMETIME telecasts on the Big 4 networks in every key ratings category - adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

NBC's win marks the 11th time this summer the network has finished #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in18-49 rating, making NBC the only Big 4 network to have won more than three weeks since the close of the traditional season (L+SD). At this point last summer, NBC had finished #1 or tied for #1 six times versus five each for ABC and Fox. For the week, NBC averaged a 1.3 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 5.8 million viewers overall, according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

NBC's 1.3 for the week is the highest rating for any Big 4 network in four weeks, since NBC earned a 1.4 the week of July 28-Aug. 3. NBC's 5.8 million viewers overall makes this the network's most-watched week in four months, since averaging 6.1 million viewers for the week of April 28-May 4.

Versus the same week last year, NBC is up +30%in adult 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.0) and up +43% in total viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.1 million).

Joining Monday's "Emmy" coverage among NBC telecasts to rank in the week's top 30 among Big 4 PRIMETIME programs in 18-49 were Tuesday's edition of "America's Got Talent" (#3), Wednesday's "Talent" (#8), Tuesday's "Food Fighters" (tied for #15), Wednesday's "Talent" encore (tied for #18) and Friday's "Dateline NBC" (tied for #27).

The "Emmy" telecast and Tuesday and Wednesday editions of "Talent" accounted for the #1, 2 and 3 Big 4 PRIMETIME telecasts of the week in total viewers.

Through 49 weeks of the 2013-14 broadcast year, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 (tied with Fox), men 18-49 (tied with Fox), men 25-54 and all key adult-female demos. It's the first time NBC has ranked #1 in adults 18-49 at this point in the season in 10 years (since the 2003-04 season).

Versus one year ago, NBC is up +10% for the broadcast year to date in adults 18-49 (2.3 vs. 2.1).

In total viewers, NBC ranks #2 for the broadcast year with an average of 8.2 million viewers, which is its biggest overall audience 49 weeks into the season in six years (since 2007-08, 8.5 million). Versus one year ago, NBC is up +25% season to date in total viewers (8.2 million vs. 6.5 million).

WEEKLY RESULTS
Adults 18-49, L+SD
Net... Week 49, 2012-13... Week 49, 2013-14...Diff
NBC...1.0...1.3...Up 30%
CBS...1.1...1.0... Down 9%
ABC...1.1...1.0... Down 9%
Fox...1.0...0.8... Down 20%

Total Viewers, L+SD
Net... Week 49, 2012-13... Week 49, 2013-14...Diff
NBC...4.081 million ...5.842 million...Up 43%
CBS...5.558 million...5.261 million...Down 5%
ABC...4.192 million ...3.972 million ...Down 5%
Fox....2.733 million ...2.260 million...Down 17%

SEASON AVERAGES
Adults 18-49, "Most Current"
Net... STD '12-13... STD '13-14...Diff
NBC...2.1...2.3...Up 10%
CBS...2.4...2.0...Down 17%
ABC...2.0...1.9...Down 5%
Fox...2.2...2.1...Down 5%

Total Viewers, "Most Current"
Net... STD '12-13... STD '13-14...Diff
NBC...6.548 million ...8.208 million...Up 25%
CBS...10.099 million...9.322 million... Down 8%
ABC...7.078 million ...6.913 million...Down 2%
Fox...6.039 million ...6.240 million...Up 3%


NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Season figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."

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