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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Expedition Impossible' Premieres OK, 'Rookie Blue' Premieres Up and Down; 'Wipeout' Tops 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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June 24th, 2011

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS Uni NBC CW
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.1/6 1.5/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.8/2 0.4/1
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 1.5/5 1.4/5 0.9/3 1.3/5 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.799 4.778 7.370 3.078 2.174 .911

ABC easily won the night in both total viewers and with the advertiser coveted adults 18-49.  Wipeout scored a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating in its official summer premiere, besting the 1.9 rating for Fox's So You Think You Can Dance results show.  Expedition Impossible premiered to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating and 7.05 million viewers.

Rookie Blue premiered to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and 5.88 million viewers,  that's down  versus last year's premiere on 6/24/10 that averaged a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and 7.2 million viewers, but well up versus the two season one finale on 9/9/10 which scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and 4.9 million viewers. Alert commenter Barbara notes that last year Rookie Blue premiered at 9pm following a Wipeout that was stronger than Expedition Impossible.

Love Bites was down 0.2 from last week's final numbers to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, June 23, 2011: 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Wipeout 2.3/7 7.47
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 1.9/7 6.32
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) 1.7/6 7.19
NBC Community (R) 0.8/3 2.33
CW Vampire Diaries (R) 0.3/1 0.87
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement (R) 1.3/4 5.65
NBC 30 Rock (R) 0.7/2 2.11
9:00 ABC Expedition Impossible (Premiere) 2.3/7 7.05
CBS CSI (R) 1.3/4 7.68
FOX Glee (R) 1.1/3 3.23
NBC The Office (R) 1.0/3 2.43
CW Nikita (R) 0.4/1 0.95
9:30 NBC Parks & Recreation (R) 0.9/3 2.21
10:00 ABC Rookie Blue (Season Premiere) 1.6/5 5.88
CBS The Mentalist (R) 1.4/4 8.01
NBC Love Bites 0.8/2 1.99

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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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; 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," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

• At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.3/2 with an encore).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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