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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Down, 'America's Got Talent' Inches Up + 'The Voice'

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June 23rd, 2011

Scoreboard NBC Uni FOX ABC CBS CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.3/10 2.6/8 2.0/6 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.5/8 2.9/10 2.0/7 1.0/3 0.7/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.064 5.402 5.821 4.277 5.644 .933

Due to President Obama's live address the ratings are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Though President Obama's speech on the troops in Afghanistan was relatively brief,  but it's enough to cause significant revisions, particularly since NBC's and Fox's schedules were pushed out ~16 minutes. We'll need to wait for the final numbers to unscramble it all.  Expect significant revisions.

Disclaimers aside, it looks like So You Think You Can Dance will suffer double-digit percentage declines when all is said and done, and America's Got Talent looks to be up slightly versus last week.  The Voice looks to be down double digits from its Tuesday outing, but given the new day/time and getting mangled by the President's speech, it's probably not worth reading much into it. Still a decent result for NBC. NBC easily won the night. 

So You Think You Can Dance averaged a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating between 8:30-10:30p, down 22% from last week.

Half hour preliminary numbers are below, check back this afternoon for the final numbers. 

Update: CONCACAF Soccer coverage on Univision will be second for the night with Univision averaging a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11p.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime table.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, June 22, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC President Obama/The Voice 2.5/8 8.19
FOX President Obama 1.7/6 4.69
CBS President Obama/Undercover Boss (R) 1.0/3 4.81
ABC President Obama/The Middle (R) 1.0/3 4.73
CW America's Next Top Model (R) 0.4/1 1.06
8:30 NBC The Voice 3.3/10 9.78
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.1/6 5.82
ABC The Middle (R) 1.1/4 4.04
CBS Undercover Boss (R) 1.0/3 4.46
CW America's Next Top Model (R) 0.4/1 0.91
9:00 NBC The Voice/America's Got Talent 3.7/11 12.28
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.1/6 5.93
ABC Modern Family (R) 1.6/5 4.46
CBS Criminal Minds (R) 1.2/3 6.00
CW America's Next Top Model (R) 0.3/1 0.78
9:30 NBC America's Got Talent 3.9/11 12.23
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.1/6 6.19
CBS Criminal Minds 1.5/4 6.95
ABC Happy Endings (R) 1.1/3 2.89
CW America's Next Top Model (R) 0.4/1 0.98
10:00 NBC America's Got Talent/America's Got Talent (R) 3.6/10 12.73
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.1/6 6.48
ABC Primetime Nightline 1.3/4 4.42
CBS Blue Bloods (R) 1.0/3 5.67
10:30 NBC America's Got Talent (R) 2.8/8 10.18
ABC Primetime Nightline 1.4/4 5.13
CBS Blue Bloods (R) 1.1/3 5.97

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night (the Knoxville market is currently excluded):

• In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

• At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Starting with data for Mon 3/28/11, all program ratings will now include multiple viewings of a telecast on a DVR. Previously only the first viewing was counted. HUT/PUT will now consist of Live TV viewing and DVR playback at time of play. Previously, HUT/PUT consisted of live viewing and DVR playback credited to time of live telecast.

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