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[05/25/12 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "So You Think You Can Dance" Opens Summer on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, may 24, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (6.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) opened the summer season on top thanks to the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.23 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

CBS (7.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.27 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Rules of Engagement" (6.26 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3), "Person of Interest" (7.83 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "The Mentalist" (7.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5).

Next up was ABC (6.46 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) with the two-hour premiere of "Duets" (6.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) followed by the return of "Rookie Blue" (5.99 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "The Office" (2.42 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), another "The Office" (2.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "America's Got Talent" (3.77 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and the season finale of "Awake" (2.85 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

And finally, the special "Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga" (0.87 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.56 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Perez Hilton" posted a 0.5 rating while "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Awake
0.00% - Perez Hilton All Access

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - Rookie Blue (vs. Rookie Blue (Repeat))
+47.83% - Duets (vs. Wipeout (Repeat)/Rookie Blue (Repeat))
-5.26% - Awake (vs. 30 Rock (Repeat)/The Office (Repeat))
-25.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-25.00% - Perez Hilton All Access: Lady Gaga (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/26/11):

"So You Think You Can Dance" (9.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) returned on top as FOX (9.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) kicked off the summer season with a victory. Last night's premiere was the show's most-watched premiere in four years (five cycles, since 5/24/07) and its highes rated in three years (four cycles, since 5/22/08).

CBS (8.09 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was king of the repeats with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.17 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Rules of Engagement" (6.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.72 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "The Mentalist" (9.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4).

ABC (4.12 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) followed with its lineup of "Wipeout" (5.08 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), "Rookie Blue" (3.88 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and another "Rookie Blue" (3.40 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was NBC (2.43 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) and its all-repeat combination of "Community" (2.83 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "30 Rock" (2.39 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T13), "The Office" (2.78 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "Parks & Recreation" (2.25 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), another "30 Rock" (2.26 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and another "The Office" (2.06 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.98 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #15) and "Nikita" (0.93 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #16) on The CW (0.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): None.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Currently not available.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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