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TV Ratings Thursday:'Touch' Finale Down, 'Duets' Falls, 'Rookie Blue' Flat, 'Breaking Pointe' Debuts Low, as 'Big Bang Theory' Repeat Wins Night

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June 1st, 2012

 

 

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX UNI NBC CW
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
ABC Duets (8-10PM) 1.5/5 5.89
FOX Touch 1.3/5 4.61
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
ABC Rookie Blue 1.4/4 5.84
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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  • dsfadsfa

    I LOVE BREAKING POINTE!!! Its soo real!! Hopefully it will get more viewers!!

  • Daniel Quintanilla

    “Breaking Pointe” should change its’ name to “Pointe Three” cuz that’s the highest rating it’s ever gonna get.

  • JS

    Hopefully, Touch will get a few Emmy nominations to reinvigorate its ratings. It’s a “Touch” above EVERY other drama on tv today

  • Riff Rafferty

    FOX Touch 1.3/5 4.61
    FOX Touch 1.3/4 4.69

    Oh Lawd. Ha ha ha! They should’ve just paid Chernin his 2 and whatever million dollar penalty and been done with it! Can’t wait for this to come on next fall and do 3/4ths, 2/3rds, half, who knows, maybe even less of “The Finder’s” numbers. Oh, the fun I’m gonna have rubbing that in guess-whose face.

    I didn’t watch the season finale (because, well, I stopped watching it) but can anyone who’s sadomasochistic enough to still be hanging in there let me know if it included any of these lines of dialogue?

    “Jake?”
    “Jake!”
    “JAKE!”
    “JAAAAKE!!”
    “Jake??”
    “JAKE???!!”
    “JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE, NO!!!!!!!”

  • Kevin

    Touch is produced by Kiefer Sutherland…after giving FOX 24 and the ratings that came with it, I suspect they are renewing based on Sutherlands agreement to do the last season of 24 when he wanted to quit…

  • christinecashman

    what can i say,ROOKIE BLUE all the way keep going guy,just love SAM AND ANDY

  • Michele

    Love, love,love Duets!!!

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