TV Ratings: Big Brother Leads Night; So You Think You Can Dance Finale Down Nearly 30%
Happy Friday the 13th!
As was the case all summer, the finale of So You Think You Can Dance was down. Its 2.4 rating with adults 18-49 was off nearly 30 percent from last year’s finale on Thursday August 6, 2009 which posted a 3.4/11 rating/share among Adults 18-49 in the preliminary numbers.
FOX won the night with adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, but Big Brother was the night’s top show with adults 18-49 with a 2.6 rating (though from 9p-10p, SYTYCD pulled a 2.7 rating with w/A18-49). The night’s most-watched show overall was a rerun of The Mentalist with 8.14 million.
Rookie Blue dropped 1/10th of a ratings point with adults 18-49 to a 1.7 rating to go along with it’s 6.15 million viewers.
Update: sports on local affiliates (there were several NFL preseason games last night, too) likely impacted the ratings. I haven’t seen all the finals yet, but all of the NBC shows fell by 0.1 w/18-49 except “Parks & Rec” which dropped 0.2 in the final numbers to a 1.1 (the numbers below are still the overnight ratings).
Late night results are below the primetime numbers.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, August 12, 2010:
|Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|CBS||Big Brother 12||2.6/9||7.93|
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance (Season Finale)||2.2/7||6.58|
|CW||Vampire Diaries (R)||0.6/2||1.56|
|NBC||30 Rock (R)||1.1/4||2.85|
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance (Season Finale)||2.7/8||7.80|
|NBC||The Office (R)||1.4/4||3.24|
|NBC||Parks & Recreation (R)||1.3/4||2.81|
|CBS||The Mentalist (R)||1.7/5||8.14|
|ABC||Boston Med (Season Finale)||1.2/4||4.69|
|NBC||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (R)||1.2/4||3.55|
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
- “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (2.8/7 in metered-market households) out-delivered CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.5/6 with an encore) and ABC’s combination of “Nightline (2.8/6) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.4/4) in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3 with an encore; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/4 delayed by golf). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 delayed by golf).
- At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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