macys 4th of july 2013 TV ratings: Macy's 4th of July posts solid numbers for NBC winFast National ratings for Thursday, July 4, 2013

It was a slow night for the 4th of July, since a lot of people were probably out enjoying the fireworks and early everything on TV was a rerun. But the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks special on NBC posted its biggest numbers in the 9 p.m. hour since 2000, with nearly 11 million watching the last 30 minutes of the fireworks.

NBC won the night with 6.6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/9 share in households. CBS was second with 4.3 million, 2.9/6, followed by ABC at 2.2 million, 1.5/3, FOX at 1.8 million, 1.2/3 and the CW at 547,000 and 0.4/1.

In the 18-49 demographic, NBC also led (1.4), followed by CBS at (0.8), FOX (0.6), ABC (0.4) and the CW (0.2).

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: Macy’s 4th of July fireworks (5.4 million, 3.4/8)
CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (5.4 million viewers, 3.5/8 households)/”Two and a Half Men” rerun (4.2 million, 2.8/6)
ABC: “Wipeout” rerun (2.0 million, 1.4/3)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” rerun (1.9 million, 1.2/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (630,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (1.2)

9 p.m.

NBC: Macy’s 4th of July fireworks (8.8 million, 5.3/11)
CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (4.1 million, 2.8/6)
ABC: “Motive” rerun (2 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” rerun (1.8 million, 1.2/3)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (464,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: Macy’s fireworks (1.9)

10 p.m.

NBC: Macy’s 4th of July fireworks rerun (5.5 million, 3.4/7)
CBS: “Elementary” rerun (4.1 million, 2.8/6)
ABC: “Rookie Blue” rerun (2.5 million, 1,7/4)

18-49 leader: Macy’s fireworks (1.3)

Ratings
information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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