TV Ratings Wednesday:'So You Think You Dance' Down But Wins Night, 'Dogs In The City' Up,'Duets' Flat

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June 14th, 2012


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/8 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.1/4 1.0/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/8 0.8/3 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.49 5.65 3.13 3.84 3.39 0.80


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  4% from last week's 2.5.

On ABC, Duets garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week's performance.

On CBS, Dogs In the City scored a 1.1 among adults 18-49, up from last week's 0.9.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, June 13, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 2.4/8 6.49
NBC Betty White's Off Their Rockers - R 1.2/4 4.49
CBS Dogs In the City 1.1/4 5.59
ABC The Middle - R 1.0/4 3.86
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.3/1 0.80
8:30 ABC Suburgatory - R 1.0/3 3.19
NBC Up All Night - R 0.9/3 2.49
9:00 ABC Modern Family - R 1.4/3 4.19
CBS Criminal Minds - R 1.3/4 5.58
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.9/3 3.12
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.3/1 0.80
9:30 ABC Duets (9:30-11PM) 1.2/3 3.93
10:00 CBS CSI - R 1.5/4 5.78
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 1.0/3 3.54


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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

  • 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" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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  • Gina

    I need to catch up on SYTYCD. I was too busy watching Matt Cain throw a perfect game!


    how did the Dallas reboot do?

  • DamC

    Why this timeslot for Duets ABC, why?

    why not 8PM or 9PM?

  • Leon

    SYTYCD will probably get adjusted right back up to 2.5

  • Lukas

    In my opinion Wensdays will be the best for FOX autumn. The X-Factor win.

  • mArS

    Can’t wait for the Dallas press release too. Keeping this site open and refreshing every 5 minutes :))

  • Oliver

    Surprised CBS haven’t pulled Dogs in the City in favor of repeats.

    Up All Night is repeating remarkably well considering its dire ratings. Perhaps it will do okay on Thursdays afterall.

  • TimsDale4ever

    Can’t wait for the cable ratings — I was VERY impressed with DALLAS.

  • disney rocks

    @DamC, since it couldn’t air thursday because of nab, i guess abc had to air it on another night, and they chose wednesday; i guess abc chose to air it so late is to get their best repeat (MF) as a lead-in and not to have to go up against SYTYCD the whole time

  • DKD

    Well, these broadcast numbers are pretty damn close to what these shows did last week.

    If Dallas did well, it didn’t steal viewers here.

  • Jules

    Really interested in the Dallas numbers.

  • Melanie P.

    I am also anxious to see how Dallas did. I think it was amazing last night and looks like it will be a great season.

  • Steve-A

    These aren’t cable ratings. So why are people asking about Dallas?

  • Morgan Wick

    Because its ratings are just that anticipated?

  • Steve-A

    But asking about them in the broadcast section, knowing that cable comes later, will not make them appear on the site any faster.

  • Holly


    You’re trying to apply logic to commenting…silly boy ;)

  • Steve-A

    @Holly. Yes. Silly me. Lol

  • Steve-A

    For those wondering. 6.9 million for Dallas.

  • a p garcia

    SYTYCD was the “it” program last night, but very interested in Dallas #s. Still trying to get over the reboot of “The Munsters” as a drama. Sounds like another gooseegg for NBC and maybe a chance for the executive who greenlit this disaster to join the unemployment line!

  • John

    Betty repeats well.

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