|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||2.8/9||2.2/7||1.8/6||1.5/5||1.4/4||0.5/1|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||2.9/10||1.7/6||1.5/5||0.8/3||1.4/5||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||7.498||7.400||5.534||6.449||3.462||1.061|
So You Think You Can Dance? lead Fox to a win averaging a 2.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo for the night, but ABC’s Wipeout and NBC’s America’s Got Talent provided tough competition in both of its hours. The premiere numbers for NBC’s The Philanthropist were fair.
So You Think You Can Dance? and Wipeout tied for the 8pm hour in the 18-49 demo. That’s an improvement of 0.3 demo ratings points for Wipeout from last Wednesday. The finale of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! was able to generate only a 1.5 demo as viewers had long ago gotten out of there.
In the first head to head battle of summer unscripted heavyweights, America’s Got Talent edged So You Think You Can Dance? at 9pm in the 18-49 demo, while Dance won in the 18-34 demo. Against the heightened competition, I Survived A Japanese Gameshow proved to be the weakling, falling over 25% in the 18-49 demo from last week to its lowest rating ever.
The premiere of NBC’s The Philanthropist at 10pm won the hour and averaged a reasonable (considering circumstances) 2.0 in the adults 18-49 demo. However its half hourly demo ratings were potentially troublesome 2.1 and 1.8. Next week’s results will be telling. ABC’s Primetime: Questions for the President managed but a 1.2 demo rating.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||18-34 Rating||18-34 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00||FOX||So You Think You Can Dance?||2.7||9||2.7||10||7.297|
|NBC||I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (finale)||1.5||5||1.2||4||4.402|
|CBS||New Adventures of Old Christine (repeat)||1.1||4||0.7||3||4.761|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model (repeat)||0.5||2||0.5||2||1.149|
|8:30||CBS||Gary Unmarried (repeat)||1.1||3||0.7||2||4.373|
|9:00||NBC||America’s Got Talent||3.1||9||2.5||8||10.385|
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance?||2.9||9||3.0||10||7.700|
|ABC||I Survived A Japanese Game Show||1.6||5||1.4||4||4.183|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (repeat)||1.6||5||0.8||3||7.388|
|CW||Hitched or Ditched (repeat)||0.4||1||0.5||1||0.973|
|10:00||NBC||The Philanthropist (premeire)||2.0||6||1.4||5||7.414|
|CBS||CSI: NY (repeat)||1.8||5||1.0||3||7.393|
|ABC||Primetime: Questions for the President||1.2||3||0.8||3||4.703|
Shows are sorted by Adults 18-49 rating in each time slot.
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