As expected, due to several local pre-emptions on ABC, CBS and NBC the preliminary numbers were inflated and adjusted down heavily in the finals. As a result, it looks like season lows across-the-board for ABC’s Thursday lineup. There’s no point in listing all the adjustments here, but you can see the final numbers below.  The numbers for the So You Think You Can Dance finale on Fox were adjusted downward, but only by a tenth with adults 18-49 to a 2.0 rating between 8-10p.

Final broadcast TV ratings for Thursday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance (Finale) 2.0/6 6.13
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) 1.8/7 6.52
ABC Wipeout 1.4/5 5.06
NBC Community (R) 0.4/2 1.70
CW Vampire Diaries (R) 0.3/1 0.77
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement (R) 1.5/5 5.32
NBC Parks & Recreation (R) 0.5/2 1.51
9:00 CBS Big Brother 2.7/8 7.12
ABC Expedition Impossible 1.1/3 3.83
NBC The Office (R) 0.8/2 2.14
CW Plain Jane (R) 0.2/1 0.80
9:30 NBC 30 Rock (R) 0.6/2 1.70
10:00 CBS The Mentalist (R) 1.1/3 5.50
ABC Rookie Blue 1.0/3 3.97
NBC Law & Order: SVU (R) 0.8/2 3..00

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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