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TV Ratings: Wipeout Up; Big Brother Down; Rookie Blue & Boston Med Tie Lows

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July 23rd, 2010


Scoreboard Uni FOX CBS ABC NBC CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.7/6 1.7/6 1.7/6 1.7/6 1.1/4 0.6/2
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 1.9/7 1.6/6 1.2/5 1.2/4 1.0/4 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.20 4.86 6.86 6.33 3.38 1.35

Sorry this was so late today.

Wipeout was up about 4% versus last week.  Rookie Blue dropped two-tenths to  tie a series-low 1.5 rating with adults 18-49, and Big Brother's 2.2 rating was down a tenth from last week.   Boston Med was down 15% to a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49, tying a series low.

Though not as dominant as last Thursday, Univision came out on top again (tied w/18-49).

Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 22, 2010:
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Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Wipeout 2.6/9 7.90
CBS Big Brother 12 2.2/8 6.73
FOX Glee (R) 1.3/5 3.91
NBC Community (R) 0.9/3 3.03
CW Vampire Diaries (R) 0.6/2 1.40
8:30 NBC 30 Rock (R) 0.9/3 2.92
9:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.0/7 5.81
ABC Rooke Blue 1.5/5 6.54
NBC The Office (R) 1.5/5 3.47
CBS CSI (R) 1.3/4 6.57
CW Moonlight (R) 0.5/2 1.23
9:30 NBC Parks & Recreation (R) 1.1/4 2.74
10:00 CBS The Mentalist (R) 1.5/5 7.29
NBC Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (R) 1.3/4 4.06
ABC Boston Med 1.1/4 4.56

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