Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 1, 2009
NBC drew 7.68 million viewers and a 4.8/9 in households to lead the way for the evening. FOX was right behind in total viewers with 7.65 million, despite finishing third in households (4.5/8) behind CBS' 4.6/8 (CBS brought in 6.8 million viewers). ABC took fourth at 3.2/6, and The CW brought up the rear with a 0.6/1.
FOX scored a clear victory in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.9 rating. NBC finished second at 1.9, with ABC a close third at 1.8. CBS averaged 1.6 and The CW 0.4.
FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" earned a 4.4/8 at 8 p.m. to lead the household rankings, but ABC's "Wipeout," 4.3/8, had more viewers. An "America's Got Talent" encore drew a 4.0/7 for NBC. "Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried" combined for a 3.1/6 on CBS. The CW aired an "America's Next Top Model" rerun.
"America's Got Talent," 6.8/12, moved NBC into the lead at 9. CBS' "Criminal Minds" repeat, 5.3/9, was second in households for CBS, but "So You Think You Can Dance," 4.7/8, had more viewers. "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" bled a lot of its lead-in and finished with a 2.1/4 for ABC. "Hitched or Ditched" closed out the night for The CW.
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.