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[07/12/12 - 08:33 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dance" Pulls Back in Front for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, july 11, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (5.74 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat with a full night of "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.74 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1).

NBC (5.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.60 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Up All Night" (2.77 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) followed by a new "America's Got Talent" (7.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.79 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was ABC (3.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its mix of "The Middle" (3.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Suburgatory" (3.32 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Modern Family" (3.73 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), another "Modern Family" (3.77 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and a new "Final Witness" (4.28 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.12 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up the season finale of "Dogs in the City" (4.69 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) alongside repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.76 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and a second "America's Next Top Model" (0.67 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.6 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+57.14% - Final Witness
0.00% - Dogs in the City (vs. 6/27/12)
-5.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. 6/27/12)
-32.14% - America's Got Talent (vs. 6/27/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Final Witness (vs. Primetime Nightline)
5.56% - So You Think You Can Dance
-32.14% - America's Got Talent
-65.38% - Dogs in the City (vs. Big Brother 13)

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," 2.1/5; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

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 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) 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 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/13/11):

CBS (7.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) claimed top honors on Wednesday thanks to its mix of "Big Brother 13" (7.25 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2), "Criminal Minds" (6.59 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.30 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Sharing the demo crown was NBC (6.95 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) with fresh installments of "Minute to Win It" (4.80 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "America's Got Talent" (11.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Love in the Wild" (5.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

Next up was FOX (5.46 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with another two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.46 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3).

And ABC (3.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its combination of "Charlie Brown: Lucy Must Be Traded" (3.58 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12), "The Middle" (3.35 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Modern Family" (3.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Happy Endings" (2.77 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and a new "Primetime Nightline" (4.11 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

Finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.90 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and another "America's Next Top Model" (0.64 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.77 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Love in the Wild (-10.50%), Minute to Win It (-14.30%), America's Got Talent (-20.00%), So You Think You Can Dance (-25.00%), Primetime Nightline (-30.80%).

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4//6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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" (1.2/4). 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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