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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Rookie Blue' Up, 'Big Brother' Flat, 'Wipeout' Doubleheader Falls at 8PM, Rises at 9PM, 'Oh Sit!' Up

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August 24th, 2012

 

Scoreboard CBS ABC UNI NBC FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.4/5 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.1/4 1.5/5 0.6/2 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.205 5.169 3.370 4.067 2.107 0.875

 

Note: Several network's ratings are likely inflated due to local market NFL Pre-Season coverage.

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

On CBS, Big Brother earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating matching last week's performance.

On ABC,Wipeout at 8PM scored a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 6% from last week's 1.6. A second episode of  Wipeout at 9PM garnered a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up 6% from last week's 8PM telecast.

On NBC, Saving Hope earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, up 33% from last week's 0.6. Rock Center With Brian Williams garnered a 1.2, up 20% from last week's 1.0. These numbers are likely to be adjusted down when the national ratings are released and local market NFL ratings are taken out of the equation.

On The CW, Oh Sit! scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 33% from last week's 0.3. The Next garnered a 0.3 among adults 18-49, even with its premiere last week.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, August 23, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 2.1/7 7.55
ABC Wipeout 1.5/5 5.43
NBC The Office - R 1.0/3 3.28
FOX Rasing Hope -R 0.8/3 2.24
CW Oh Sit! 0.4/1 0.91
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.7/6 6.24
NBC Parks and Recreation - R 0.9/3 2.82
FOX New Girl - R 0.8/3 2.04
9:00 CBS Big Brother 2.2/7 6.36
ABC Wipeout 1.7/5 5.39
NBC Saving Hope 0.8/2 3.74
FOX Glee - R 0.7/2 2.08
CW The Next 0.3/1 0.84
10:00 NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams 1.2/3 5.42
ABC Rookie Blue 1.2/4 4.69
CBS Person Of Interest - R 1.1/3 5.36

 

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

 

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; 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,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

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  • Getmilk

    Do you think The CW would pick up yet another medical drama?

    It already has Hart of Dixie and Emily Owens…I guess I could see them picking up Saving Hope and the show doing well since two of the characters were on that network.

    Maybe Saving Hope can replace Emily Owens when it flops and gets canceled.

    I really hope The LA Complex will get picked up for a third season. :/

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