TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’ Down, ‘Final Witness’ Up, ‘Dogs In The City’ Finale Flat


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.4/5 1.4/4 1.1/4 1.0/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.8/7 1.5/6 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.74 3.78 5.45 3.86 5.12 0.71

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

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance scored a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down10 percent from a 2.1 on June 27.

On NBC, America’s Got Talent earned a season low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 32% from a 2.8 for a two hour episode on Wednesday, June 27.

On CBS, the finale of  Dogs In The City garnered a 0.9 matching the series low of its last new episode on June 27.

On ABC,  Final Witness garnered a  1.1 adults 18-49 rating, up from from a series low 0.7 rating on July 4.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, July 11, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 1.9/6 5.74
NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rockers – R 1.2/4 4.60
ABC The Middle – R 1.0/4 3.80
CBS Dogs In The City 0.9/3 4.69
CW America’s Next Top Model – R 0.3/1 0.76
8:30 ABC Suburgatory – R 1.0/3 3.32
NBC Up All Night – R 0.7/2 2.77
9:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 1.9/6 7.88
ABC Modern Family – R 1.4/4 3.73
CBS Criminal Minds – R 1.1/3 5.21
CW America’s Next Top Model – R 0.3/1 0.67
9:30 ABC Modern Family – R 1.4/4 3.77
10:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU – R 1.2/4 4.79
CBS CSI – R 1.1/3 5.45
ABC Final Witness 1.1/3 4.28

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,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.4/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • 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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