Thursday Final Ratings: No Adjustments for 'So You Think You Can Dance', 'Duets' or 'Rookie Blue'

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May 25th, 2012

There were no ratings adjustments among adults 18-49 versus Thursday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, May 24, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX So You Think You Can Dance -P (8-10PM) 2.4 8 6.260
CBS The Big Bang Theory  -R 2.3 8 8.270
ABC Duets -P (8-10PM) 1.7 6 6.760
NBC The Office -R 0.7 2 2.260
CW Perez Hilton All Access 0.3 1 0.810
8:30PM CBS Rules of Engagement -R 1.7 6 6.120
NBC The Office -R 0.7 2 1.860
9:00PM CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.4 4 7.900
NBC America's Got Talent -R 1.2 4 3.820
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.560
10:00PM CBS The Mentalist -R 1.5 4 7.840
ABC Rookie Blue 1.4 4 6.090
NBC Awake 0.9 3 2.870

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Bette

    I watched about 10 minutes of

    Perez Hilton All Access, I don’t think it is going to last much more.
    I never watch American Idol but it is still getting the numbers so
    I see it on for many more years.
    I just hope my favorite show Person of Interest keeps the great story lines and I love the cast.

  • Jadine

    Duets is a summer reality show so Ii did not expect it to do Idol or the voice numbers.. But I did watch it and did not like it..

  • Jenny

    @ Ultima

    TMZ poll 75% say cancel American Idol, what is Fox going to do

    FOX isn’t going to cancel Idol for a long time. It’s still the top rated and most watched non-sports show on TV and brings in a massive amount of revenue for them.

    But I’m sure you already knew that…

    yes. i am sure they are not going to cancel American Idol, but the final this year dropped 30% in viewers and 30% in 18 – 49 demo.
    ‘American Idol’s’ Kris Allen, Former Winner, Says Fox Show Has Been ‘On For Too Long’
    TMZ poll 75% say cancel American Idol
    Too many talent shows, and they are not producing stars.
    Look for all talent shows and singing shows to keep dropping in ratings

    all this points to American Idol ratings and viewers continue to drop next year

    Fox has to do something.
    What is Fox going to do?

  • chrisss

    @ Jenny

    Keep making a crap load of money from Idol?!

  • Jenny

    @ chrisss
    “@ Jenny

    Keep making a crap load of money from Idol?!

    at some point with 30% drops in ratings and the huge salaries of the judges and secrest on American Idol, Fox will not be making much money.
    They have to do something to stop the dropping ratings.

    What will Fox do now?

  • A-Bomb

    Idol has really gotten plain, the other shows like X Factor, The Voice, and Duets are so much more better than that show right now. They got better judges and contestants adn they use gimmicks.

    What FOX should do is actually merge X Factor and Idol into one show like maybe 3-5 years from now. I think that can save Idol because will be getting X Factor ratings or below it in a few years. It’s only going down from here not up unless they make changes to it.

  • Lane

    People are just mad that another white guy with a guitar won. These people saying AI should be cancelled will be the same ones tuning in next fall

  • Lane


  • nerv

    Awake would be better if it was a UK production.

  • Blake

    These talent shows are like procedurals in the previous decade, or soaps in the 80s, or westerns in the 50s. Everyone one of those fads takes a while to fade away, but eventually they all do.

    And when does it happen? When there’s too many of them on the air and people reach the saturation point. And there’s too many talent shows on the air today. Hence the 30% drop.

  • tv log

    Duets mess up the profile on the contestants! I love Mexican version of
    this show! Sing for the dream! Duets reminds me Sing off! But Sing Off does the profile of contestants better! Duets and Sing off problems is tape contests! Live shows better for these type shows! five weeks runs!

  • Mi

    FOX are not going to cancel American Idol. Without American Idol and XFactor,FOX would have been the #4th network and they don’t have any good new shows that can replace these reality shows.

  • Someone

    The CW viewership has fallen below 1 million. There is no turning back now.

  • RS

    Everything would be better if it were a UK production. And Awake might have survived longer. But we got an ending – of sorts. We should be grateful. I don’t mind mini-series. I remember the 70s. The mini-series format was a legitimate way to tell a story.

  • sally

    im sick of singing and realty shows, bring more shows like csi, law and order,hawaii 50 and etc but nyc22 stinbks

  • Sheena

    With all the singing shows, isn’t it somewhat similar to supply and demand in economics? If there is a bunch of supply/these shows around, people won’t want/watch it as much. There won’t be as much demand/ratings? Or is it more of a fad thing that eventually plays out?

    I get the competitive aspect of it, but it seems like overkill to have so much of the same thing. I could be wrong, I don’t watch any of this genre anymore. But for the people who do, is more better or worse?

  • Debsafan

    I hate reality shows. The more they are watched the more that will be on, until there is nothing but reality shows. because they are cheap to make. Give me a good show with actors any day of the week. Like Grimm, Revenge, Once upon a time. Even Ringer was better than Duet, Give me a break.

  • Keith

    I agree Idol is going no where for a while !!!! They just renewed Ryan for 2 more years and if another change up in judges happens anything could happen than!! And as for Awake which I love It will never find the light of day on another network !! The ratings just weren’t good enough and another network won’t take the chance that they could build up the ratings !! This is one of those shows that if you didn’t watch it from the start you will never feel like you understand where it is going or what has happened !! That is what happened with Lost !! People tried to watch it when they starting hearing how good it was later in season 1 or 2 but they just couldn’t understand it !!! That is the risk they take when they do this kinda show that the main question won’t be answered till the end !!!! All we can hope is that they will film a real end for DVD or at least the creator will explain it on the DVD for us !!! So many of my friends(including me ) think he’s really in a coma and when he’s with his his son the son is at his bed side and with wife she is at bed side !!! But we may never know !!!!

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