ABC’s Wipeout bounced up a bit from last Thursday, topping the night’s adults 18-49 ratings and leading ABC to an overall win for the night.

Wipeout’s 2.7 adults 18-49 rating was up a tenth (4%) from last Thursday and it was the top rated show on the night. Rookie Blue slipped 10% from its fast affiliate rating last week to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, not an unusual drop for a second episode. Boston Med was up a tenth of a point (8%) vs. last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Whatever the reason (commenters have suggested many), there’s no doubt that So You Think You Can Dance is hurting. Its 2.0 adults 18-49 rating was down 17% from last week to another (I believe) low for this summer.

I have conflicting information on whether the 100 Questions episode was the finale or not, but I have noted it as such. Finale or not, it was up a tenth to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.7/4 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/6; and ABC’s “Nightline,” 3.1/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” 0.7/3 with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.2/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/4.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage) trailed CBS’s first-run “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the delayed “Late Night” rebroadcast (0.4/3 in 18-49) tied the on-time, original “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters with an encore telecast delayed by Wimbledon coverage.
Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millions)
8:00 ABC Wipeout 2.5 10 8.082
FOX Glee (repeat) 1.2 5 3.495
CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.0 4 6.139
NBC Community (repeat) 0.8 3 2.230
CW The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 0.6 3 1.509
8:30 ABC Wipeout 3.0 11 9.187
FOX Glee (repeat) 1.3 5 3.779
CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.0 4 6.422
NBC 100 Questions (finale) 0.7 3 1.891
CW The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 0.6 2 1.481
9:00 ABC Rookie Blue 2.0 7 7.064
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.0 7 5.598
CBS CSI (repeat) 1.3 4 6.971
NBC The Office (repeat) 1.3 4 2.781
CW Moonlight (repeat) 0.5 2 1.278
9:30 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.1 7 5.919
ABC Rookie Blue 1.7 6 6.621
CBS CSI (repeat) 1.3 4 6.825
NBC 30 Rock (repeat) 1.0 3 2.361
CW Moonlight (repeat) 0.5 2 1.278
10:00 CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.6 5 8.111
ABC Boston Med 1.4 4 5.520
NBC The Office (repeat) 1.2 4 2.503
10:30 CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.7 6 8.359
ABC Boston Med 1.3 4 5.223
NBC Parks and Recreation (repeat) 0.8 3 1.939

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