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[06/08/12 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Time Period With "The Choice" Debut
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for thursday, june 7, 2012)

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

CBS (6.92 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) took home top honors on Thursday with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.17 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1), "2 Broke Girls" (6.27 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Person of Interest" (6.91 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "The Mentalist" (6.65 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

FOX (3.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then claimed the silver with the respective premieres of "Take Me Out" (3.31 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "The Choice" (4.21 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

Next up was ABC (5.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with original installments of "Duets" (5.23 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "Rookie Blue" (5.42 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.74 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was out the hunt with repeats of "The Office" (2.08 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "Parks & Recreation" (1.81 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) followed by the premiere of "Saving Hope" (3.12 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and the time period debut of "Rock Center With Brian Williams" (3.16 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.69 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.50 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.60 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Pointe" posted a 0.3 rating while "Diaries" delivered a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - Rookie Blue
-12.50% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. 5/9/12)
-20.00% - Duets
-33.33% - Breaking Pointe

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-22.22% - Rock Center With Brian Williams (vs. Love Bites)
-22.22% - Saving Hope (vs. The Office (Repeat)/Parks & Recreation (Repeat))
-29.17% - The Choice (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-33.33% - Breaking Pointe (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-45.83% - Take Me Out (vs. So You Think You Can Dance 8)
-73.80% - Duets (vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night/NBA Countdown/NBA Finals, Game 5)
-79.37% - Rookie Blue (vs. NBA Finals, Game 5)

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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

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.

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 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

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


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/9/11):

ABC (12.91 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) was the network to beat on Thursday thanks to its surging coverage of the "NBA Finals, Game 5" (15.43 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.3, #1). Kicking off the night were pre-game specials "Jimmy Kimmel: Game Night" (7.06 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "NBA Countdown" (8.66 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2).

FOX (6.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with a two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.94 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3).

Next up was CBS (7.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Rules of Engagement" (6.01 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7) and "The Mentalist" (7.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.17 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) likewise served up encores of "Community" (2.08 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "30 Rock" (2.02 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), "The Office" (2.30 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Parks & Recreation" (1.97 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) plus a new "Love Bites" (2.31 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.01 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "Nikita" (0.94 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.97 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Love Bites (-10.00%), So You Think You Can Dance (-14.30%).

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," 2.7/6; and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6. ABC's "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" were delayed by an NBA overrun.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; and "Late Show," 0.7/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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