TV Ratings Wednesday: 'So You Think You Can Dance' & 'Dogs In the City' Down

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June 7th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 1.2/3 1.2/3 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 0.6/2 1.0/3 0.7/2 0.7/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.541 5.835 3.184 3.184 3.810 0.722


FOX was the number one network among adults 18-49 and  total viewers.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths from last week's 2.7 among adults 18-49.

On CBS Dogs In the City scored a 0.9 rating, down four tenths from last week's 1.3 among adults 18-49.

The CW, NBC, and ABC were all repeats for the evening

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, June 6, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10 PM) 2.4 7 6.541
ABC The Middle -R 1.0 3 3.916
CBS Dogs in the City 0.9 3 5.156
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers  -R 1.1 4 4.554
CW America's Next Top Model 0.3 1 0.760
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 0.9 3 3.404
NBC Up All Night -R 0.7 2 2.623
9:00 PM ABC Modern Family -R 1.4 4 4.297
CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.2 3 5.900
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.8 2 3.610
CW America's Next Top Model -R 0.3 1 0.685
9:30PM ABC Happy Endings -R 1.1 3 2.955
10:00PM ABC Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 -R 0.9 2 2.407
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 1.1 3 4.231
CBS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -R 1.3 4 6.448
10:30PM ABC Modern Family -R 0.7 2 2.123


Late Night results (via press note from NBC):

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5. 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore).  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 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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  • rob60990

    Not only did Dogs in the City lose to reruns on competing networks, it lost to repeats of shows on their own network. Why did CBS even bother with this mess?

  • Petar

    survivor repeats will do better from this dog in the city. And they will be for free.

  • Sarah

    @Ken, me too, I’m looking forward to PoI repeat tonight. What an awesome show!

  • Nick

    Yikes ABC repeats went down a lot… MF repeat at 10:30 went from 1.1 to 0.7! -36%!!!

  • Red

    Dogs in the City, just roll over and play dead! Good boy!

  • Bunny

    Interesting Happy Endings repeat was also 1.1 last week..but I bet it will be adjusted down..

    Next wed.. Duets will be after Modern fam

  • Kaylie

    I blame cable. Oh well! Cable has defintely been better this summer.

  • JR

    Off Their Rockers’ ratings weren’t bad for a rerun.

  • Person of Interest

    ouch CBS is not doing good in the summer they should do something better like repeat their shows or bring good shows for the summer instead of this dog thing

  • Holly

    @Person of Interest,

    CBS is not doing good in the summer they should do something better like repeat their shows or bring good shows for the summer instead of this dog thing

    Big Brother is coming. And I’m guessing the dog show doesn’t cost much, so they aren’t really losing anything in the deal.

  • Joseph

    Dudes , Dogs is at 8:00pm and as family friendly as it gets ,
    The show just needs a lot more internal promotion via CBS,
    Justin needs to do a weekly visit on The Talk & CBS This Morning ,
    Have him do a weekly moment on one talking about Dog Care and the other doing a Public Service moment with NYC SPCA.
    He Needs to be on Letterman, and or Craig Ferguson bring a dog and talk about why he does this as a profession.
    And He should do visits to the local CBS stations in all the major markets and pimp their local SPCA or anything at least something that is Dog related.
    Dog In The City has some decent potential it just needs a lot more promotion.

  • Oliver

    Ouch, Dogs in the City down 40% week-on-week after a weak premiere. That’s a bomb.

  • Uberman21

    Dogs in the City should fail not least because a lot of what Justin Silver teaches is not right. Teaching a 9yo girl to shove/slap a Bernese in the first ep was just moronic.

    And this week all the alpha crap….dump it, it’s not good and JS talks too much..

  • K

    @Uberman21- How so?

  • Hugh

    Well done CSI repeat

  • Ike

    @Ben Thompson, because Comcast-NBC-Universal wants to promote NBC Sports Network and get people into the habit of watching it, and compel people to demand it from their cable systems. They’re looking at all the money Disney-ABC rakes in from ESPN and saying, “Let’s get some of that!”

  • American

    Dogs in the City, a CBS show, gets lower ratings then ABC and NBC repeats. Wow. That’s pretty bad.

  • RG-X

    CSI repeated better than Criminal Minds – interesting.

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