|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||1.6/5||1.5/5||1.3/4||1.2/4||1.2/4||0.3/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||0.9/3||1.0/4||0.9/3||1.2/4||1.0/4||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||7.41||5.88||4.65||2.83||3.71||0.71|
CBS was the number one network among adults 18-49, and total viewers.
CBS's line-up of repeats outpaced its original competition, with a rerun of The Big Bang Theory garnering a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, and ranking as the night's top program by a substantial margin.
On FOX, two back to back episodes of Touch each earned a1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 1.7 for the show's penultimate episode on May 17.
On ABC, the second episode of Duets scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. down 12% from a 1.7 last week. Rookie Blue garnered a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, , matching the performance of last week's premiere.
On the CW, the series premiere of reality series Breaking Pointe earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating .
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 31, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||The Big Bang Theory - R||2.3/8||8.70|
|NBC||The Office - R||0.8/3||2.36|
|CW||Breaking Pointe - Premiere||0.3/1||0.96|
|8:30||CBS||Rules of Engagement - R||1.8/6||6.45|
|NBC||The Office - R||0.8/3||2.19|
|9:00||CBS||Person of Interest - R||1.4/4||7.39|
|FOX||Touch (Season Finale)||1.3/4||4.69|
|NBC||America's Got Talent - R||1.1/3||3.90|
|CW||The Catalina - R||0.2/1||0.47|
|10:00||NBC||America's Got Talent - R||1.5/5||4.95|
|CBS||The Mentalist - R||1.3/4||7.23|
Via NBC press notes:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
- In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 with an encore in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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