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[06/21/12 - 08:43 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "So You Think You Can Dance" Is Tops in Viewers, Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, june 20, 2012)

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

FOX (6.52 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.52 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

CBS (5.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) then had to settle for the silver with a new "Dogs in the City" (4.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (6.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.42 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

Sharing second place was ABC (4.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and its mix of "The Middle" (4.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Suburgatory" (3.58 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Modern Family" (4.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and a special 90-minute "Duets" (4.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) was still out of the hunt with its combination of "Justin Bieber: All Around the World, Part 1" (3.31 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.40 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.19 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (1.10 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and another "America's Next Top Model" (1.21 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.16 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) capped the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.6 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-8.33% - Duets
-9.09% - Dogs in the City

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. FOX News Special/So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - Dogs in the City (vs. CBS News Special/Undercover Boss)
-10.57% - Duets (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat)/Primetime Nightline)
-68.97% - Justin Bieber: All Around the World, Part 1 (vs. NBC News Special/The Voice)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/22/11):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to last night's Presidential Address, Fast Nationals are approximate for FOX and NBC on the night and from 8-8:30p for ABC and CBS.]

NBC (11.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) pulled in front on Wednesday thanks to its mix of (half-hours results only) an "NBC News Special/The Voice" (8.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6), "The Voice" (9.78 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "The Voice/America's Got Talent" (12.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2), "America's Got Talent" (13.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1), "America's Got Talent/America's Got Talent (R)" (12.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #3) and "America's Got Talent (R)" (10.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.8, #5).

FOX (5.82 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then slipped to second place with its "FOX News Special/So You Think You Can Dance" (4.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.10 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7).

Next up was ABC (4.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and its combination of "ABC News Special/The Middle" (4.73 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14), "The Middle" (4.04 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12), "Modern Family" (4.46 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9), "Happy Endings" (2.89 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T12) and "Primetime Nightline" (4.78 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up its "CBS News Special/Undercover Boss" (4.81 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) followed by repeats of "Undercover Boss" (4.46 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14), "Criminal Minds" (6.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "Blue Bloods" (5.82 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14).

And finally, encores of "America's Next Top Model" (0.98 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) and another "America's Next Top Model" (0.88 million viewers, #19; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T18) on The CW (0.93 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Not applicable due to last night's disruption.

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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