Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/6 1.7/5 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.1/4 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.408 5.232 3.551 2.265 2.905 0.769

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

On CBS, Big Brother was even last week’s 2.2 rating. The special preview  of 3 earned a 0.8 18-49 rating, the network’s lowest series premiere rating to date.

On ABC,a two-hour Wipeout earned a summer high 2.2 18-49 rating, up half a ratings point from last weeks1.7 rating Rookie Blue earned a 1.5 rating, up a tenth from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the finale of Take Me Out was even with last week’s 1.2 among adults 18-49.

On NBC,  Saving Hope earned a 0.6 rating, up a tenth from last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Rock Center with Brian Williams was also up a tenth, earning a 0.8 after last week’s 0.7 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 26, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory  -R 2.2 8 7.849
ABC Wipeout (8-10PM) 2.2 7 6.740
FOX Take Me Out 1.2 4 2.855
NBC The Office -R 0.7 2 2.551
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.4 1 0.999
8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.0 7 6.766
NBC Parks and Recreation -R 0.6 2 1.688
9:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.2 7 5.995
FOX Glee-R 0.6 2 1.676
NBC Saving Hope 0.6 2 2.863
CW The LA Complex -R 0.2 1 0.538
10:00 PM ABC Rookie Blue 1.5 5 5.745
CBS 3 0.8 2 2.393
NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams 0.8 2 3.732

Via NBC press note:

* In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.5/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 1.7/4; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.

* 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,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 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.

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

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