Thursday Ratings: Dance Leads Fox Win; Samantha Who?, The Listener Exit Quietly
A Katie Holmes boosted So You Think You Can Dance lead Fox to the nightly win in adults 18-49, but a surprising Univision captured second in 18-49 and first in 18-34. The finales of Samantha Who? on ABC and The Listener on NBC were barely watched.
At 8pm, Big Brother was up a tenth in the adults 18-49 demo from last week, while the finale(s) of Samantha Who? drew but a 0.9 adults 18-49 demo rating, not even as much as the JK Rowling special last week. For the record, ratings would have indicated that SW?, Scrubs and Better Off Ted all should have been shown the door last season.
So You Think You Can Dance picked up a nice boost to a 2.9 demo rating, up from last week’s 2.5. The competition was effectively the same, so perhaps the dancing is getting more interesting. Ah, the show featured Katie Holmes, that’s the ticket.
At 10pm, the last episode of The Listener to air on NBC (although it will live on in other countries), managed only a 1.0 demo rating.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||18-34 Rating||18-34 Share||Viewers Live+SD (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||Big Brother 11||2.0||7||1.5||6||6.415|
|NBC||30 Rock (repeat)||1.1||4||1.0||4||3.210|
|8:30||NBC||The Office (repeat)||1.1||4||1.0||4||2.658|
|ABC||Samantha Who? (finale)||0.9||3||0.6||2||3.310|
|9:00||FOX||So You Think You Can Dance||2.9||9||2.6||9||8.418|
|NBC||The Office (repeat)||1.3||4||1.3||5||2.971|
|ABC||Grey’s Anatomy (repeat)||0.8||2||0.5||2||2.776|
|9:30||NBC||30 Rock (repeat)||1.2||4||1.0||4||2.759|
|10:00||CBS||The Mentalist (repeat)||2.0||6||1.1||4||9.537|
|NBC||The Listener (last on NBC)||1.0||3||0.5||2||3.376|
|ABC||Private Practice (repeat)||0.6||2||0.5||2||2.252|
Shows are sorted from highest 18-49 rating to lowest in each time slot.
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