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TV ratings: 'Camp' has so-so start as 'America's Got Talent' tops Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 10, 2013NBC's dramedy "Camp" had a so-so start Wednesday, scoring a better adults 18-49 rating than most of the other scripted shows that have launched this summer but also falling off a good amount in its second half-hour."America's Got Talent" was the night's top show. "Masterchef" was down a little from its last original telecast but still led FOX to a win among adults 18-49. "Big Brother" was up over last week for CBS, while the finale of "The American Baking Competition" was flat.NBC averaged 7.3 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/8 share in households for the night, leading second-place FOX (5.3 million, 3.2/5) by a pretty good margin. CBS (4.95 million, 3.2/6) came in third. ABC was fourth with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.9/3. The CW drew a little over 1 million viewers and a 0.8/1.FOX topped the 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating, beating out NBC's... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/tv-ratings-camp-has-so-so-start-as-americas-got-talent-tops-wednesday.html

American Baking Competition winner: Brian Emmett, Francine Bryson or Darlene Pawlukowsky?

We started with 10 bakers on "The American Baking Competition" and now it's down to Francine Bryson, Brian Emmett and Darlene Pawlukowsky -- who is going to win it all?The signature bake this week is anything they want, as long as they incorporate Georgia's state crop, the peanut. It has to be more or less the star of the dish. Darlene makes a peanut cake roll, Brian makes a peanut vanilla chiffon roll and Francine makes a spiced peanut peanut butter torte. The two cake rolls go over well, while Francine's crazy peanut torte is not loved by the judges. They're actually kind of hard on her. The technical bake for the finale is a dozen Boston cream donuts, which is judge's Paul Hollywood's recipe. Francine redeems herself by making good donuts, though Darlene gets the best donuts.The showstopper bake is to make 72 miniature desserts (24 of three different kinds, meringue, pastry and cake)... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/american-baking-competition-winner-brian-emmett-francine-bryson-or-darlene-pawlukowsky.html

TV ratings: 'Big Brother' premiere down from last year, 'Masterchef' leads 18-49 demo

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 26, 2013The premiere of "Big Brother" fell short of its 2012 debut, slipping by about 800,000 viewers and half a point among adults 18-49 vs. last year. It did, however, lead its hour in viewers Wednesday and tied with FOX's "Masterchef" for the top spot among adults 18-49."Masterchef" grew in its second hour and gave FOX the top 18-49 rating for the night as a whole. Elsewhere, ABC's comedy "How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" ended its first and only season quietly.FOX averaged 5.74 million viewers and a 3.5 rating/6 share in households in primetime, edging CBS (5.66 million, 3.7/6) for the top spot. NBC came in third with 4.45 million viewers and a 3.2/6. ABC (3.35 million, 2.2/4) came in fourth, and The CW (1.4 million, 0.9/2) trailed.FOX also led the adults 18-49 race with a 2.3 rating. CBS finished second with... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/tv-ratings-big-brother-premiere-down-from-last-year-masterchef-leads-18-49-demo.html

"The American Baking Competition" Wins Its Time Period in Viewers with Its Largest Audience of the Season

CBS spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 19. Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2013/06/20/the-american-baking-competition-wins-its-time-period-in-viewers-with-its-largest-audience-of-the-season-390300/20130620cbs01/

'The American Baking Competition' Wins Its Time Period in Viewers With Largest Audience of the Season

Maintains Last Week's Series-Highs in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/58ulMI7W2fA/

TV ratings: Stanley Cup Finals and 'Masterchef' lead Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 19, 2013A high-scoring overtime game in the Stanley Cup Finals gave NBC a win Wednesday night, continuing the run of solid ratings for the NHL's final series. FOX's "Masterchef" was down a little from last week but still put up decent numbers for FOX.Elsewhere, "The American Baking Competition" had its biggest overall audience yet for CBS and matched its 18-49 rating from last week.NBC drew 6.2 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live broadcast. CBS (5.95 million, 3.9/7) was a close second in viewers, and FOX (5.3 million, 3.3/6) finished third. ABC (3.75 million, 2.6/4) took fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.NBC's 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 edged FOX's 2.1 for the lead. CBS came in third with a 1.1, followed by ABC at 1.0. The CW came in at 0.4 in the... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/tv-ratings-stanley-cup-finals-and-masterchef-lead-wednesday.html

"The American Baking Competition" Rises in Ratings

Plus: last night's episode will rebroadcast this Sunday at 8:00/7:00c. Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2013/06/13/the-american-baking-competition-rises-in-ratings-503212/20130613cbs01/

TV ratings: 'CSI' rerun and 'Masterchef' lead a quiet Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 5, 2013It's a slow night indeed when no network averages over 5.4 million viewers. The lead show of the night was a rerun of "CSI," followed by the second hour of "Masterchef,"FOX led Wednesday with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share in households. CBS was close behind at 5.3 million, 3.7/6. NBC was third with 4.3 million viewers and a 3.0/5, then ABC at 3.9 million viewers and a 2.6/4 and the CW at 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.The adults 18-49 demo also went to FOX with a 2.2 rating, followed by CBS and ABC tied at 1.1, NBC at 0.9 and the CW at 0.4Wednesday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: "Dateline" (5.2 million viewers, 3.7/7)FOX: "Masterchef" (4.9 million, 3.1/5)CBS: "The American Baking Competition" (4.6 million, 3.1/6)ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/5)/"Family Tools" (3.4 million, 2.3/4)The CW: "Arrow" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)18-49 leader: "Masterchef" (2.0)9 p.m.FOX:... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/tv-ratings-csi-rerun-and-masterchef-lead-a-quiet-wednesday.html

'The American Baking Competition's' Jeff Foxworthy on firemen and pink macaroons

Zap2it: As host of "The American Baking Competition," are you getting to sample a wide variety of food?Jeff Foxworthy: Yeah. Within every show, [the contestants] all start off with a signature dish, so it's their favorite home recipe for whatever it is ... cakes, pies, cookies, breads.The middle part is what's called "the technical bake," where the judges give everybody the same ingredients but real limited instructions. You have to make a pie, but you have to kind of trust your intuition on it. Then the third thing is more the appearance thing, what they call "the showstopper." It has to be pretty and taste good.Zap2it: How have your interactions with the contestants been?Jeff Foxworthy: When we taped Cookie Week, they had to make macaroons; that was their showstopper, and this big, strapping fireman made bright pink ones. It was a little incongruous, so I said, "You must have daughters, right?" And he laughed and... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/06/the-american-baking-competitions-jeff-foxworthy-on-firemen-and-pink-macaroons.html

TV ratings: 'Healing in the Heartland' concert and 'Masterchef' lead Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, May 29, 2013NBC's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert scored Wednesday night's biggest audience as it raised money for victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. It was also the No. 2 show of the night in adults 18-49, trailing FOX's "Masterchef," which improved on its numbers from last week.The other cooking contest on the air Wednesday didn't do so well. "The American Baking Competition" on CBS managed only a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.NBC averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households in primetime. CBS (5.7 million, 3.9/7) finished second overall, a little ahead of FOX (5.4 million, 3.3/6). ABC took fourth with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.8/5. The CW drew 1.3 million viewers and a 0.8/1.FOX posted a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the demographic race. NBC finished second with a 1.5. ABC's 1.1 was good enough for third, edging CBS' 1.0. The CW... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-healing-in-the-heartland-concert-and-masterchef-lead-wednesday.html