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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Duets' and 'SYTYCD' Premieres Fail to Impress, 'Awake' Finale Rises

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May 25th, 2012

 

 

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC UNI NBC CW
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
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8:30PM CBS Rules of Engagement -R 1.7 6 6.264
NBC The Office -R 0.7 2 1.995
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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
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10:00PM CBS The Mentalist -R 1.5 4 7.834
ABC Rookie Blue -P 1.4 4 5.990
NBC Awake 0.9 3 2.854

Via NBC press notes:

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

    @Kyle…”fans of quality TV” were put to sleep by “Awake.” The series squandered its fascinating premise on mostly procedural, typical, crime-show crap instead of sticking to its core allure…the 2 dream states of its lead. The show’s creator has only himself to blame for its failure! Good riddance!

  • monica

    The serial production of canadians are poor with B-list actors!

  • USAmerica1st

    Bye, Awake, it was great while it lasted. Waiting for the DVDs.

  • tishiejean

    Networks steer toward the lowest common denominator. Quality shows like Awake and Fringe have to give way to the inane. Any enterprise exhibiting creativity and/or requiring several brain cells is dumped.

  • AO’s Sock Puppet Account

    HotLatino4GayMarriage and rick,

    Of course that makes you racist. You can look at who people are, and judge them strictly by that, or you can judge them based on superficial characteristics like race. It doesn’t mean that you actively hate people based on their “race” but it does make you racist.

  • Seachic:)

    Duets was a total fail i couldnt even last the first hour. me and my friends were cracking up. First came in first second=second third=third ooo, lets see where you ended up on the board….fourth place. really, take a break from singing shows. the voice and idol overlapped and the day after idol ends duets starts. Really?

  • Double S

    HotLatino4GayMarriage and Rick,

    You both are racist, which doesn’t surprise me in the least. Christina Millian is also Latina but since she’s black and doesn’t look like you she isn’t the right kind of Latina, right? And I doubt Christina Aguilera looks like either of you. If I said I won’t watch a show because there are no white people on it I’d be called a racist and that would be correct.

  • Mark

    Why is the sound so bad? Sounds like the mics are turned off. Terrible.

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