ABC’s entire line up gained in the ratings vs. last Thursday, but it was Spanish language Univision topping the night’s adults 18-49 ratings averages. That’s the first time that has happened this summer.

What you might wonder did Univision have on Thursday night that won the overall ratings race? It was Premios Juventud 2010, described by my handy guide as “El desfile de estrellas Latinas, y entrevistas en la alfombra roja luciendo sus mejores vestuarios.” It topped the 9pm and 10pm hour adults 18-49 ratings outright. Here are the half hour adults 18-49 ratings: 2.0, 2.1, 2.3, 2.3, 2.0, 1.6.

ABC was up in every timeslot on the night, with Wipeout’s 2.5 adults 18-49 average up a tenth (4%) vs. last Thursday. Rookie Blue was also up a tenth (6%) to a 1.7 rating. While ABC News Boston Med was up two tenths (18%) to a 1.3 rating.

CBS’ Big Brother fell a tenth of a point (4%) vs. last Thursday to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance dropped two tenths of a point (10%) vs. last Thursday to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, its lowest rating of the summer.

via NBC press note:

  • In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
  • “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (2.8/7 in metered-market households) out-delivered CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.6/6) and ABC’s combination of “Nightline (3.0/7) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.3/4 with an encore) in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.0/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • 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.
Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millions)
8:00 CBS Big Brother 2.3 9 7.008
ABC Wipeout 2.2 8 7.157
FOX Glee (repeat) 1.1 4 3.458
NBC Community (repeat) 0.8 3 2.414
CW The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 0.6 2 1.690
8:30 ABC Wipeout 2.7 9 8.378
CBS Big Brother 2.4 8 7.085
FOX Glee (repeat) 1.2 4 3.743
NBC 30 Rock (repeat) 0.8 3 2.388
CW The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 0.6 2 1.602
9:00 ABC Rookie Blue 1.8 6 6.643
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 1.8 6 5.335
CBS CSI (repeat) 1.3 4 6.288
NBC The Office (repeat) 1.2 4 2.972
CW Moonlight (repeat) 0.5 2 1.419
9:30 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.0 6 5.761
ABC Rookie Blue 1.7 5 6.249
CBS CSI (repeat) 1.4 5 7.118
NBC Parks & Recreation (repeat) 1.0 3 2.486
CW Moonlight (repeat) 0.5 2 1.603
10:00 CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.5 5 7.477
ABC Boston Med 1.3 4 4.874
NBC Law & Order:SVU (repeat) 1.0 3 3.321
10:30 CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.4 5 7.366
ABC Boston Med 1.2 4 4.544
NBC Law & Order:SVU (repeat) 1.2 4 3.897

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