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Thursday Ratings: So You Think You Can Dance? Powers Fox Win, The Listener Falls Out of Earshot

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June 19th, 2009

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Scoreboard FOX CBS Uni NBC ABC CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.1/7 1.6/5 1.4/5 1.3/4 0.6/2 0.5/2
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 1.8/7 0.9/3 1.5/6 1.0/4 0.4/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.438 8.729 3.667 3.950 2.341 1.250

Fox, boosted by So You Think You Can Dance?, easily won Thursday vs. pitiful competition. While NBC's The Listener may be listening, no one's watching, as it sank to a series low rating.

Even though it was the most watched show of the night, So You Think You Can Dance? was down 12% in the 18-49 demo from last week. NBC's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here was about even with last week's outing. While, The Listener's 18-49 demo rating fell 29% vs. last week, to a series low.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millons)
8:00 NBC I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 1.7 7 1.3 6 4.893
FOX Bones (repeat) 1.3 5 0.9 4 4.577
CBS NCIS (repeat) 1.3 5 0.8 4 7.111
ABC Ugly Betty (repeat) 0.8 3 0.6 3 2.899
CW Smallville (repeat) 0.5 2 0.5 2 1.462
8:30 NBC I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 1.9 7 1.5 6 5.072
CBS NCIS (repeat) 1.5 5 0.9 3 8.111
FOX Bones (repeat) 1.4 5 1.1 4 5.138
ABC Ugly Betty (repeat) 0.6 2 0.5 2 2.403
CW Smallville (repeat) 0.5 2 0.4 2 1.307
9:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.8 9 2.6 9 7.802
CBS CSI (repeat) 1.7 5 1.0 4 9.360
NBC The Office (repeat) 1.4 4 1.2 4 3.326
ABC Grey's Anatomy (repeat) 0.6 2 0.4 2 2.220
CW Supernatural (repeat) 0.4 1 0.4 1 1.158
9:30 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 3.0 9 2.7 9 8.236
CBS CSI (repeat) 1.7 5 1.0 3 9.829
NBC 30 Rock (repeat) 1.1 3 0.8 3 2.769
ABC Grey's Anatomy (repeat) 0.6 2 0.4 1 2.325
CW Supernatural (repeat) 0.4 1 0.4 1 1.075
10:00 CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.8 5 1.0 3 9.139
NBC The Listener 1.0 3 0.6 2 3.822
ABC Private Practice (repeat) 0.5 2 0.3 1 2.064
10:30 CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.8 6 1.0 3 8.823
NBC The Listener 0.9 3 0.6 2 3.818
ABC Private Practice (repeat) 0.5 2 0.3 1 2.135

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Shows are sorted from highest 18-49 rating to lowest in each time slot.

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Definitions:

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Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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