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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  • LoveLee

    @TimsDale4ever…6.9 million for Dallas

  • Albert

    ABC might as well cancel duets with that rating.

  • Jared

    Nobody’s watching Duets..haha..what a horrible show..even for summer

  • JFC

    So if it were broadcast, Dallas would have won the night in total viewers and tied for second in 18-49

  • Psac

    SYTYCD FTW! ;)

  • rob60990

    I’m shocked Duets held all its rating from last Thursday. At least its not as big of a flop as The One. ;)

    A Betty White rerun can do almost the same as a new episode of Community.

  • Joseph

    It would be silly for CBS to pull Dogs In The City , the show is a solid summer product, PLUS it probably is getting an affluent demo making it attractive to advertisers. Its a lot easier to sell a show when you can isolate and monetize the demo, and in the case of Dogs they should be able. Plus the show is up more then 20% in the demo over last week.
    As for the balance of the night ,,
    I am waiting for Dance to reach Vegas week before watching it.



  • Allen

    I hope Duets keeps failing!

  • FiddleStickxFiddler


    I sorta enjoy DITC myself, but please, cut the CAPS!

    And to those who think CBS should pull it from the schedule, that’s a bit silly. It’s obviously already filmed, it’s summer programming, and the ratings aren’t that bad – especially since it went up 0.2 this week.

  • Michael

    SYTYCD down 20% year to date versus ZERO network competition. Ouch! And Dallas crushed it with 7 million viewers… beating all network and cable shows.

  • ccemerson

    Kinda funny on NBC, a 90 year old woman (Betty White) has the best 18-49 and viewers for the whole night. hehe

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