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[06/14/12 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "So You Think You Can Dance" Coasts to Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, june 13, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (6.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new installment of "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

CBS (5.65 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home a distant second place with a new "Dogs in the City" (5.59 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "The Middle" (3.86 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Suburgatory" (3.19 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and a new 90-minute "Duets" (3.93 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its repeat mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.49 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Up All Night" (2.49 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.12 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.80 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a second "America's Next Top Model" (0.80 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.80 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Dogs in the City
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Duets (vs. 6/7/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dogs in the City (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-7.69% - So You Think You Can Dance
-21.57% - Duets (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat)/20/20: Caught in the Act)

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

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/15/11):

NBC (8.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with the conclusion of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7" (8.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

Said finale bumped FOX (7.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) to second place with its Wednesday edition of "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (4.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with encores of "The Middle" (4.37 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), another "The Middle" (4.08 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Modern Family" (4.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Happy Endings" (3.92 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) followed by the new special "20/20: Caught in the Act" (5.13 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "Undercover Boss" (4.59 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (6.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Blue Bloods" (6.58 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.17 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) did the same with "America's Next Top Model" (1.18 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and another "America's Next Top Model" (1.17 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): So You Think You Can Dance (-7.10%).

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

Currently not available.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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