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Thursday, July 24, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/23/14

ABC 
8:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Goldbergs (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Modern Family  (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:30 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Motive
Viewers: 3.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

CBS 
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.3
9:00 Extant
Viewers: 6.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
10:00 Criminal Minds (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

NBC
8:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

FOX
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/22/14

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 8.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7 

NBC 
8:00 Food Fighters
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:00 America's Got Talent
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4 

FOX 
8:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:30 The Mindy Project (Repeat)
Viewers: 0.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4 

On Tuesday night, NBC had the series premiere of reality show Food Fighters and it debuted to a modest 1.0 demo. While that number is not good, it could have been worse for an 8pm show debuting in the middle of summer. Live shows of America's Got Talent got started at 9pm and it was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo from its last new episode. On ABC, Extreme Weight Loss was dead even with last week while Celebrity Wife Swap was down seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Wednesday, July 23 & Thursday, July 24

WEDNESDAY

ABC 
8:00 The Middle #98 "Change in the Air" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Goldbergs #11 "Kara-te" (REPEAT)
9:00 Modern Family #110 "iSpy" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Middle #99 "The Potato" (REPEAT)
10:00 Motive #22 "Abandoned"

CBS
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Extant #3 "Wish You Were Here"
10:00 Criminal Minds #187 "The Inspiration" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 America's Got Talent
10:00 Taxi Brooklyn #5 "Ambush"

FOX 
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance

THURSDAY

ABC 
8:00 Black Box #12 "The Fear"
9:00 Black Box #13 "Consequences" (Season Finale)
10:00 NY Med

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory #145 "The Discovery Dissipation" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Millers #13 "Driving Miss Crazy" (REPEAT)
9:00 Big Brother

10:00 Elementary #32 "Blood is Thicker" (REPEAT)

NBC 
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
9:00 Welcome to Sweden #3 "Proving Love"
9:30 Working the Engels #3 "Jenna's Friend"
10:00 Last Comic Standing

FOX
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Season Finale)
9:00 Gang Related #10 "El Buey y el Alacran"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/21/14

ABC 
8:00 The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
10:00 Mistresses
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
8:00 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:30 Mom (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Mike & Molly (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
9:30 Two and a Half Men (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Under the Dome
Viewers: 6.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

NBC
8:00 Last Comic Standing (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9 

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Hotel Hell
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5 

Monday night had a complete Gordon Ramsey night on FOX. First up, Masterchef was up four tenths in viewers and three tenths in the demo for a season high. Then the season premiere of Hotel Hell delivered OK numbers but retention wasn't great. Over on CBS, Under the Dome fell down nine tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo for a new series low. Things might get pretty bad for Dome as the summer wears on but right now it's still getting high numbers for a scripted show. On ABC, a "Men Tell All" special of The Bachelorette was actually up from last week's regular episode while Mistresses was dead even with last week. Finally on NBC, American Ninja Warrior was up four tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo.

RATINGS RECAP: 7/20/14

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
8:00 Wipeout
Viewers: 4.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Rising Star
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0

CBS
7:00 60 Minutes
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
9:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 6.4 million, 18-49 demo: 1.0
10:00 Reckless
Viewers: 4.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC 
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
10:00 Chicago PD (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4
7:30 Bob's Burgers (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
8:00 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
8:30 The Simpsons (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Family Guy (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6
9:30 American Dad! (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4 

Monday, July 21, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Monday, July 21 & Tuesday, July 22

MONDAY
Monday night has the season premiere of Hotel Hell on FOX to make the evening a complete Gordon Ramsey night for them. Elsewhere, The Bachelorette has its annual "Men Tell All" special while Under the Dome on CBS must deal with a sure-to-be-weaker lead-in than The Big Bang Theory last week, which helped it rise.


ABC
8:00 The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (SPECIAL)
10:00 Mistresses #21 "An Affair to Surrender"

CBS 
8:00 2 Broke Girls #54 "And the Piece of Sheet" (REPEAT)
8:30 Mom #16 "Nietzsche and a Beer Run" (REPEAT)

9:00 Mike & Molly #76 "Shoeless Molly Flynn" (REPEAT)
9:30 Two and a Half Men #227 "This Unblessed Biscuit" (REPEAT)
10:00 Under the Dome #17 "Revelation"

NBC
8:00 Last Comic Standing (REPEAT)
9:00 American Ninja Warrior

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef
9:00 Hotel Hell (Season Premiere)

TUESDAY

ABC
8:00 Extreme Weight Loss
10:00 Celebrity Wife Swap

CBS
8:00 NCIS #256 "Shooter" (REPEAT)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles #104 "Fallout" (REPEAT)
10:00 Person of Interest #63 "Allegiance" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Food Fighters (SERIES PREMIERE)
9:00 America's Got Talent


FOX 
8:00 Family Guy #226 "Herpe the Love Sore" (REPEAT)
8:30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine #15 "Operation Broken Feather" (REPEAT)
9:00 New Girl #62 "Birthday" (REPEAT)
9:30 The Mindy Project #39 "French Me, You Idiot" (REPEAT)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

RATINGS RECAP: 7/19/14

Please note these are based on preliminary results. This post will be updated to reflect final numbers when available.

ABC 
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
Viewers: 1.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:00 Mistresses (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.2
10:00 Nightline Prime
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.4

CBS
8:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
9:30 Bad Teacher
Viewers: 1.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3
10:00 48 Hours (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.1 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
10:00 The Blacklist (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3 

RATINGS RECAP: 7/18/14

ABC 
8:00 Shark Tank (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 20/20
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4

CBS
8:00 CSI (Repeat)
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Blue Bloods (Repeat)
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7

NBC 
8:00 Dateline NBC
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
10:00 Crossbones
Viewers: 2.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.5 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5
9:00 24: Live Another Day (Repeat)
Viewers: 1.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.3

RATINGS RECAP: 7/17/14

ABC  
8:00 Black Box
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
9:00 Rookie Blue
Viewers: 5.4 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9
10:00 NY Med
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 The Millers (Repeat)
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
9:00 Big Brother
Viewers: 6.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Elementary (Repeat)
Viewers: 2.9 million, 18-49 demo: 0.5

NBC
8:00 Hollywood Game Night
Viewers: 3.8 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Welcome to Sweden
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8
9:30 Working the Engels
Viewers: 2.0 million, 18-49 demo: 0.6
10:00 Last Comic Standing
Viewers: 3.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen
Viewers: 5.0 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Gang Related
Viewers: 2.6 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

Friday, July 18, 2014

THE RUNDOWN: Friday, July 18, Saturday, July 19, & Sunday, July 20

FRIDAY

ABC
8:00 Shark Tank (REPEAT)
9:00 Primetime: What Would You Do?

10:00 20/20

CBS
8:00 CSI #299 "Last Supper" (REPEAT)
9:00 Hawaii Five-0 #78 "Ua Nalohia" (REPEAT)
10:00 Blue Bloods #79 "The Bogeyman" (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 Crossbones #6 "A Hole in the Head"

FOX 
8:00 Masterchef (REPEAT)
9:00 24: Live Another Day #11 "Day 9: 9:00-10:00PM" (REPEAT)

SATURDAY

ABC 
8:00 Bet on Your Baby
9:00 Mistresses #20 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" (REPEAT)
10:00 Nightline Prime

CBS 
8:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)
9:00 Bad Teacher #10 "Found Money"

9:30 Bad Teacher #11 "A Little Respect"
10:00 48 Hours (REPEAT)

NBC
8:00 Dateline NBC
10:00 The Blacklist #16 "Mako Tanida" (REPEAT)

FOX 
8:00 Hell's Kitchen (REPEAT)
9:00 Hell's Kitchen (REPEAT)

SUNDAY

ABC
7:00 America's Funniest Home Videos (REPEAT)
8:00 Wipeout
9:00 Rising Star

CBS 
7:00 60 Minutes
8:00 Big Brother
9:00 Unforgettable #39 "Cashing Out"
10:00 Reckless #4 "Blind Sides"

NBC
7:00 American Ninja Warrior (REPEAT)
9:00 Law & Order: SVU #334 "Comic Perversion" (REPEAT)
10:00 Chicago PD #6 "Conventions" (REPEAT)

FOX 
7:00 American Dad! #171 "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance" (REPEAT)
7:30 Bob's Burgers #38 "Topsy" (REPEAT)
8:00 The Simpsons #550 "Brick Like Me" (REPEAT)
8:30 The Simpsons #551 "Pen Pal" (REPEAT)
9:00 Family Guy #229 "Meg Stinks!" (REPEAT)
9:30 American Dad! #159 "Faking Bad" (REPEAT)