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[07/12/12 - 08:45 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Ties for the #1 18-49 Rating of the Night
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 11.

[via press release from NBC]

Wednesday Results:

· From 9-10 p.m. ET, the "America's Got Talent" Results Show (1.9/6 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall) is currently tied for the #1 18-49 rating of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and is #1 outright among those networks for the night in total viewers and other key categories. "Talent" led its time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49, total viewers and other key measures and built on its lead-in by 171 percent in 18-49 rating.

· From its first half-hour to its second, "Talent" increased by 17 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 1.8) and by 21 percent or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (8.6 million vs. 7.1 million). For its final half-hour from 9:30-10 p.m., "America's Got Talent" ranked #1 outright in 18-49 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, with an 11 percent advantage for that half-hour over Fox's second-place "So You Think You Can Dance" (with a 2.1 rating vs. a 1.9).

· At 10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) currently ranks #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 ahead of CBS's "CSI" encore (1.1) and ABC's original "Final Witness" (1.1), pending updates. "SVU" is also currently leading those networks in adults 25-54 with a 1.6 rating and is reporting summer highs in 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers.

· Versus its prior rebroadcast in this time period on June 20, "Law & Order: SVU" is up 33 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.2 from a 0.9) and up 14 percent in total viewers (4.790 million vs. 4.186 million).

· In the 10:30 lead-in to local news, "Law & Order: SVU" delivered a 7 percent margin of victory in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (with a 1.6 rating vs. a 1.5 for CBS's second-place "CSI" encore). "SVU" was also #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the 10:30 half-hour in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and other key measures.

· At 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) matched NBC's top non-sports rating in the half-hour since May 23 and delivered the network's biggest overall audience in the slot, excluding sports, since that same date. Week to week, "Off Their Rockers" is up 20 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.2 from a 1.0) and up 16 percent in total viewers (4.602 million vs. 3.973 million). In the time period, "Off Their Rockers" is #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and other key measures.

· At 8:30 ET, a rebroadcast of "Up All Night" averaged a 0.7/2 in 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; 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" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· 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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· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· BETTY WHITE'S OFF THEIR ROCKERS (LIFETIME)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· UP ALL NIGHT (NBC)





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