TV Ratings Thursday: Fox Edges ABC As 'So You Think You Can Dance' Slides; 'Love Bites' Slips

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June 17th, 2011

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS Uni NBC CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.5/5 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.4/1
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 1.6/6 1.1/4 0.8/3 1.3/5 0.7/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.828 5.026 7.184 3.029 2.601 1.082

Fox's one hour So You Think You Can Dance drew a 2.1 adults 18-49  rating, down 16% from last Thursday's two hour episode which had a 2.5 rating.

The only other new episode in broadcast primetime last night, NBC's Love Bites, managed just a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10% vs. last week's 1.0 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, June 16, 2011: 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.0 8 6.111
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.7 7 6.668
ABC Wipeout - R 1.4 5 5.180
NBC COMMUNITY - R 0.7 3 2.607
CW THE Vampire Diaries - R 0.5 2 1.137
8:30 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.2 8 6.486
ABC Wipeout - R 1.7 6 5.804
CBS Rules of Engagement - R 1.3 5 5.565
NBC 30 ROCK - R 0.7 3 2.389
CW THE Vampire Diaries - R 0.4 1 1.018
9:00 ABC Wipeout - R 2.0 6 6.115
CBS CSI: CRIME SCENE - R 1.3 4 7.009
FOX Glee  - R 1.1 4 3.633
NBC The Office - R 1.1 4 3.164
CW Nikita - R 0.3 1 1.029
9:30 ABC Wipeout - R 2.1 6 5.990
CBS CSI: CRIME SCENE - R 1.4 4 7.675
FOX Glee  - R 1.0 3 3.082
CW Nikita - R 0.3 1 1.144
10:00 CBS THE Mentalist - R 1.4 4 8.072
ABC Rookie Blue - R 1.0 3 3.683
NBC LOVE BITES 0.9 3 2.205
10:30 CBS THE Mentalist - R 1.4 4 8.113
NBC LOVE BITES 1.0 3 2.451
ABC Rookie Blue - R 0.8 2 3.384

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/6; and CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7. and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; and "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3..

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) topped an encore of CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped the encore "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., a rebroadcast of "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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