September 5, 2013

The Sked: WEDNESDAY Rating Chart

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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Wednesday ratings last night and last week, with a comparision to Thursday the same week last year (because the similar Wednesday last year had the NFL kick-off game, which was displaced by coverage of President Obama’s acceptance speech for his second Democratic nomination).  Tomorrow we will compared tonight’s NFL premiere game with the unusual Wednesday time period last year.

Last night was very similar to last Wednesday (a 6.3 collective adult 18-49 rating for the broadcast networks, up a few tenths from a 6.1 last Wednesday).  FOX won another Wednesday night (2.0 for two episodes of MasterChef), but was down from a more dominating 2.3 last week.

NBC was in second place for the night (1.6 rating), but managed to win the 9 pm hour for the first time in weeks (a 2.3 rating for the live episode of America’s Got Talent, in which the top 12 finalists were revealed).  AGT was up one tenth of a rating point from last week, defeating the 9 pm MasterChef by two tenths of a rating point (compared to a two-tenths victory for Gordon Ramsay in the hour last week).

CBS was in third place with a 1.4 rating for the night.  Big Brother ticked up to a 2.2 this week for CBS at 8 pm.

ABC had the biggest increase over last week (up two tenths or 26%): Replacing The Neighbors at 9:30 improved all four half hours from 9 to 11 pm.  However, the network still averaged only a 1.0 rating across prime time.

Daily Comparison 2013 Wed Sep 4 three way

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.