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Wednesday: FOX Wins, So You Think You Can Dance and Wipeout lead night

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June 4th, 2009

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Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS ABC Uni CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 3.4/10 2.1/6 1.8/5 1.6/5 1.4/4 0.4/1
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 3.3/11 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.3/4 1.4/5 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.76 7.51 6.98 4.66 3.62 1.02

As almost always seems to be the case, the yammering of the echo chamber that is the Internet doesn't equate to ratings, and so it was for NBC's whose streak of winning nights came to an end.  FOX led the night with So You Think You Can Dance while NBC's   I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here took a back seat to So You Think You Can Dance and ABC's Wipeout.   Perhaps with the adults 18-49 ratings under a 2.0, Speidi can now leave happily.  Spencer and Heidi fans will claim they didn't watch because they didn't think they were still on the show!

NBC still came in second place for the night thanks to the second part of Inside the Obama White House special and the season finale of Law & Order.

ABC's The Goode Family looked pretty bad at 9:00pm and much worse still at 9:30p.  That didn't help matters for (what I believe was) the season/series finale The Unusuals (oops, the series finale is on 6/17, there are still two episodes to go -- thanks to Melissa in the comments for correcting!).

Repeats of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY were, as usual, strong for CBS

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

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share 18-34 Rating/Share Viewers (Millons)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.8/10 2.7/10 7.68
ABC Wipeout 2.7/9 2.1/8 8.03
NBC I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here 1.7/6 1.4/5 4.63
CBS The New Adventures of Old Christine (R) 1.3/4 0.8/3 4.71
CW America's Next Top Model (R) 0.4/1 0.4/2 1.17
8:30 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 3.2/10 3.2/11 8.73
ABC Wipeout 3.1/10 2.5/9 8.719
NBC I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here 1.8/6 1.6/5 4.93
CBS Gary Unamarried (R) 1.3/4 0.8/3 4.58
CW America's Next Top Model (R) 0.5/1 0.5/2 1.06
9:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 3.7/11 3.7/12 9.45
NBC Inside the Obama White House Pt 2 2.1/6 1.6/5 8.39
CBS Criminal Minds (R) 1.8/5 1.1/4 7.92
ABC The Goode Family 1.2/4 1.0/3 3.17
CW Hitched or Ditched (R) 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.84
9:30 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 3.7/10 3.7/12 9.17
CBS Criminal Minds (R) 2.3/6 1.5/5 9.29
NBC Inside the Obama White House 2.4/7 1.7/5 9.54
ABC The Goode Family 0.9/3 0.8/3 2.17
CW Hitched or Ditched (R) 0.4/1 0.4/1 1.03
10:00 NBC Law & Order 2.2/6 1.5/5 8.61
CBS CSI: NY (R) 2.0/6 1.4/5 7.73
ABC The Unusuals 0.9/3 0.7/2 2.89
10:30 NBC Law & Order 2.4/7 1.7/5 8.97
CBS CSI: NY (R) 2.0/6 1.5/5 7.66
ABC The Unusuals 0.9/3 0.6/2 2.98

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Shows are sorted by Adults 18-49 rating in each time slot.

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