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[06/29/12 - 08:29 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats on CBS, Originals on ABC Share Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, june 28, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (6.54 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the most-watched network on Thursday despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.66 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), "2 Broke Girls" (6.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Person of Interest" (6.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "The Mentalist" (6.20 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

ABC (4.99 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however split the demo crown with its mix of "Duets" (4.23 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), the return of "Wipeout" (5.89 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "Rookie Blue" (4.85 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Next up was FOX (2.61 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Take Me Out" (2.32 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9) and "The Choice" (2.90 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its "U.S. Olympic Team Trials" (6.16 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) followed by new episodes of "Saving Hope" (3.29 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.52 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.87 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.65 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.76 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" posted a 0.4 rating while "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - Saving Hope
0.00% - Rock Center With Brian Williams
0.00% - Breaking Pointe
-9.09% - Duets (vs. 6/20/12)
-15.38% - Rookie Blue (vs. 6/7/12)
-16.67% - Take Me Out
-20.00% - The Choice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+161.54% - U.S. Olympic Team Trials (vs. Community (Repeat)/30 Rock (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Choice (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+14.29% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
+5.56% - Wipeout (vs. Expedition Impossible)
0.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-21.43% - Rookie Blue
-26.32% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/Parks & Recreation (Repeat))
-37.50% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-47.37% - Duets (vs. Wipeout)

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," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

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" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/30/11):

ABC (6.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) held onto the top spot on Thursday with week two of "Wipeout" (6.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1), "Expedition Impossible" (6.13 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Rookie Blue" (5.43 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

FOX (3.96 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then second place with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.04 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) followed by a repeat of "Glee" (2.88 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was CBS (6.76 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.60 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Rules of Engagement" (4.94 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (6.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (7.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was out of the hunt with its mix of "Community" (2.10 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14), "30 Rock" (2.02 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12), "The Office" (2.42 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "Parks & Recreation" (2.01 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and a new "Love Bites" (1.80 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.84 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) and "Nikita" (0.88 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T15) on The CW (0.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Rookie Blue (-12.50%), Love Bites (-12.50%), So You Think You Can Dance (-15.80%), Wipeout (-17.40%), Expedition Impossible (-21.70%).

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.1/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore delayed by Wimbledon coverage) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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