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Tuesday Ratings: NBC Wins Again Lead By Law & Order: SVU Finale, Obama Special

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June 3rd, 2009

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Scoreboard NBC CBS Uni FOX ABC CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.7/8 2.1/6 1.5/4 1.5/5 1.2/4 0.6/2
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 2.1/7 1.2/4 1.5/5 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.650 9.917 3.765 4.553 3.843 1.667

The finale of Law & Order:SVU topped the night with a 3.5 demo rating and  (and I believe the following has never been written on our site except during the Olympics) lead NBC to victory for the fourth night in a row.

NBC's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here fell 19% from its premiere on Monday to a 2.2 18-49 demo rating (comparing just the 8pm hour it was down 7%). Question is, how much further does it have to fall?  The Inside the Obama White House special drew a 2.6 demo rating.

Fox's Mental fell 24% in the 18-49 demo from its premiere last week. CW's Hitched or Ditched was up 0.2 ratings points (28%) in the adults 18-34 demo vs. last week. It also did a 1.1 rating for women 18-34, for a cheap summer reality show, the CW is likely happy.

You can see TV ratings from past Tuesday overnight reports here.

Full details:


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (000)
8:00 NBC I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 2.2 7 1.8 7 5.498
CBS NCIS (repeat) 2.1 7 1.0 4 11.135
FOX House (repeat) 1.4 5 1.1 4 4.070
ABC According to Jim 1.2 4 0.8 3 4.101
CW Hitched or Ditched (repeat) 0.5 2 0.5 2 1.590
9:00 NBC Inside the Obama White House 2.6 7 1.9 6 9.116
CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 2.4 7 1.3 4 10.829
FOX Mental 1.6 4 1.3 4 5.036
ABC ABC News Special: Earth 2100 1.2 3 0.8 2 3.874
CW Hitched or Ditched 0.7 2 0.9 3 1.745
10:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU (finale) 3.5 9 2.6 8 11.336
CBS 48 Hours Mystery (repeat) 2.0 5 1.2 3 7.789
ABC ABC News Special: Earth 2100 1.2 3 1.0 3 3.555

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