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[07/19/12 - 08:36 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Takes Demo Crown With "So You Think You Can Dance"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for wednesday, july 18, 2012)

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

FOX (5.08 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo winner on Wednesday thanks to a new two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3).

CBS (5.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Big Brother 14" (5.61 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.07 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.53 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Next up was NBC (5.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with a new "America's Got Talent" (7.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) bookended by repeats of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.67 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Up All Night" (2.85 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.44 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.91 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.88 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T12), "Suburgatory" (3.20 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11), "Modern Family" (3.97 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5), another "Modern Family" (3.99 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) plus a new "Final Witness" (4.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.92 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and another "America's Next Top Model" (0.88 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.90 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 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Final Witness
0.00% - America's Got Talent
-5.26% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Final Witness (vs. Primetime Nightline)
-5.26% - So You Think You Can Dance
-24.00% - Big Brother 14
-26.92% - America's Got Talent

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; 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," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; 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" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/20/11):

FOX (5.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) edged out the competition on Wednesday thanks to a two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.41 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3).

CBS (6.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then snagged a close second with its mix of "Big Brother 13" (7.02 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2), "Criminal Minds" (6.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (7.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Next up was NBC (6.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with an encore of "It's Worth What?" (4.14 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) followed by new episodes of "America's Got Talent" (9.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "Love in the Wild" (4.55 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (4.32 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), "Modern Family" (4.10 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), another "Modern Family" (4.13 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7), "Happy Endings" (2.64 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and a new "Primetime Nightline" (3.22 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.95 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and another "America's Next Top Model" (0.99 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) 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): So You Think You Can Dance (5.6%), Primetime Nightline (0.0%), Big Brother 13 (-3.8%), America's Got Talent (-7.1%), Love in the Wild (-11.8%).

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," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

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" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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