|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.4/8||1.6/5||1.6/5||1.2/4||0.9/3||0.3/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.1/8||0.9/3||1.1/4||1.1/4||0.7/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||6.232||7.642||6.458||3.171||2.944||0.713|
FOX was the number one network among adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.
On FOX, the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance earned a 2.4 18-49 rating, down 27% from last year's premiere (which earned a 3.3 rating).
On ABC, the series premiere of talent competition Duets earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. For comparison purposes, the opening episodes of The Voice and The X Factor earned 4.6 and a 4.4, respectively. Rookie Blue premiered to a 1.4 rating, which is down 13% from last season's premiere.
On NBC, Awake was the only new programming and earned a 0.9 rating, up two tenths from last week's season low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.
On the CW, Perez Hilton All Access matched last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 25, 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||6.232|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory -R||2.3||8||8.268|
|ABC||Duets -P (8-10PM)||1.7||5||6.692|
|NBC||The Office -R||0.7||2||2.415|
|CW||Perez Hilton All Access||0.3||1||0.870|
|8:30PM||CBS||Rules of Engagement -R||1.7||6||6.264|
|NBC||The Office -R||0.7||2||1.995|
|9:00PM||CBS||Person Of Interest -R||1.4||4||7.826|
|NBC||America's Got Talent -R||1.2||4||3.773|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries -R||0.2||1||0.556|
|10:00PM||CBS||The Mentalist -R||1.5||4||7.834|
|ABC||Rookie Blue -P||1.4||4||5.990|
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