Ah summer. Gone are the days when the kids lined up to see how Chuck and Heroes did! Now reruns and new unscripted programming rule the broadcast airwaves. A night of mixed leadership with ABC and CBS tied when it came to adults 18-49, but ABC easily won the 18-34 demographic. CBS had the most total viewers as it (relatively speaking) continues to get impressive mileage from its reruns.
In a battle of unscripted programming from 8p-10p, The Bachelorette handily bested I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. A repeat of Two and a Half Men had the most viewers and the most 18-49 viewers for the night, and Dateline NBC won the 10pm with the 18-49 crowd, oops, bad typing on my part. Dateline tied w/CSI: Miami with 18-49s with a 2.1 rating.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||18-34 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millons)|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory (R)||2.1/7||1.5/6||6.57|
|NBC||I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here||1.8/6||1.5/5||4.77|
|CW||Gossip Girl (R)||0.4/1||0.5/2||1.06|
|8:30||CBS||How I Met Your Mother (R)||2.0/6||1.5/5||5.77|
|9:00||CBS||Two and a Half Men (R)||2.9/8||1.7/5||9.46|
|NBC||I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here||2.2/6||1.8/6||5.65|
|CW||One Tree Hill (R)||0.3/1||0.4/1||0.82|
|9:30||CBS||The Big Bang Theory (R)||2.7/7||1.7/5||7.84|
|CBS||CSI: Miami (R)||2.1/6||1.6/5||8.13|
|ABC||Here Come the Newlyweds||2.0/6||2.1/6||4.77|
Shows are sorted by 18-49 rating in each time slot.
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