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September 5, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 0 Comments

LABOR DAY WEEKEND TAKES ITS TOLL

CBS was the most-watched network for the sluggish week of August 27, according to Nielsen, but a depressed 4.88 million viewers on average is certainly nothing extraordinary. Fox led in the three key demos (adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34), building by double-digit percentages from one year earlier thanks to Gordon Ramsey. But erosion was the visible observation elsewhere. And the overall network averages were not helped by coverage of The Republican National Convention in the 10 p.m. hour from Tuesday through Thursday.

Keep in mind, of course, that this week included Labor Day weekend (hence low HUT levels). What follows are the results by network (with change versus the comparable year-ago period in parentheses), followed by the top 20 shows in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 4.88 million (-13), NBC: 4.17 (-11), ABC: 3.93 (-17), Fox: 3.35 (+21), CW: 740,000 (- 9)

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 1.3 rating/4 share (+30), CBS: 1.1/ 3 (-15), ABC: 1.1/ 4 (-21), NBC: 1.0/ 3 (-17), CW: 0.3/ 1 (no change)

-Adults 25-54:

Fox: 1.5/ 4 (+25), CBS: 1.5/ 4 (-12), ABC: 1.4/ 4 (-18), NBC: 1.3/ 4 (-13), CW: 0.3/ 1 (no change)

-Adults 18-34:
Fox: 1.1/ 4 (+22), ABC: 0.9/ 3 (-18), NBC: 0.7/ 3 (-12), CBS: 0.7/ 3 (-22), CW: 0.3/ 1 (no change)

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Top 20

-Total Viewers:
America’s Got Talent – Tuesday (NBC): 9.89 million, NCIS R (CBS): 8.38, America’s Got Talent – Wednesday (NBC): 8.34, Saturday Night Football (ABC): 7.92, NCIS: Los Angeles R (CBS): 7.20, 60 Minutes (CBS): 6.96, Hell’s Kitchen – Monday (Fox): 6.87, 2 Broke Girls R (CBS): 6.63, Masterchef – Tuesday (Fox): 6.59, The Big Bang Theory R (CBS, Mon. 8:30 p.m.): 6.51, Big Brother – Wednesday (CBS): 6.40, The Big Bang Theory R (CBS, Thurs. 8 p.m.): 6.17, Mike & Molly R (CBS): 5.97, Hotel Hell (Fox): 5.90, Big Brother – Sunday (CBS): 5.65, Big Brother – Thursday (CBS): 5.45, Hawaii Five-O R (CBS): 5.06, Criminal Minds R (CBS): 5.04, America’s Got Talent – Wednesday R (NBC): 4.93, Two and a Half Men R (CBS): 4.91

-Adults 18-49:

Saturday Night Football (ABC): 3.0 rating/11 share, Hell’s Kitchen (Fox): 2.9/ 8, Masterchef – Tuesday (Fox): 2.8/ 8, America’s Got Talent – Tuesday (NBC): 2.5/ 7, Hotel Hell (Fox): 2.4/ 7, Big Brother – Wednesday (CBS): 2.3/ 7, America’s Got Talent – Wednesday (NBC): 2.2/ 6, 2 Broke Girls R (CBS): 2.1/ 6, The Big Bang Theory R (CBS, Mon. 8:30 p.m.): 2.0/ 7, Big Brother – Sunday (CBS): 1.9/ 7, Big Brother – Thursday (CBS): 1.9/ 6, The Big Bang Theory R (CBS, Thurs. 8 p.m.): 1.6/ 6, Grimm (NBC) and Mike and Molly R (CBS): 1.6/ 4 each, How I Met Your Mother R (CBS), So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) and Family Guy R (Sun. 9 p.m.): 1.5/ 5 each, Masterchef – Tuesday R (Fox) and Family Guy R (Fox, Sun. 9:30 p.m.): 1.4/ 5 each, Bachelor Pad (ABC), Modern Family R (ABC) and Two and a Half Men R (CBS): 1.3/ 4 each

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The CBS Evening News, CNN, and more; and his 2014 desk calendar, “Today in TV History,” is presently available.

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