America’s Got Talent (1.9/6) took a stumble and hit a season low Wednesday night. Last night’s Quarterfinals show was down 32% from a two-hour episode two weeks ago. NBC’s Talent wasn’t the only competition show to falter last night. Fox’s live two-hour So You Think You Can Dance (1.9/6) was down 10% from its last show two weeks ago. Over on CBS, it was the season finale of the first season of Dogs In The City (0.9/3 ) last night but that didn’t bring any big send-off. Tied for its lowest rating so far, the reality dog training series was flat with June 27. Fox won the night among adults 18-49 and in terms of overall viewership with an audience of 5.74 million.
RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Hits Season Low, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Down, ‘Dogs In The City’ Finale Tied For Low
There were no NBA Finals on TV last night, but there was some onscreen action with Justin Bieber passing out in Paris. Having said that, NBC’s one hour Justin Bieber: All Around The World (0.9/3) didn’t exactly score for the network. The first of two specials starring the Canadian superstar was down 47% from the network’s comparable Adele: Live In London (1.7/5) special on June 3. Bieber pulled in 3.3 million viewers overall. On Fox, the two-hour Las Vegas callbacks of So You Think You Can Dance (2.4/8) from 8-10 PM was down 4% from last week. The network took the night in the adults 18-49 demo and total viewers (6.52 million).
RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Wins Night, ‘Dogs In The City’ Rises, ‘Duets’ Ties Low
There were no NBA Finals last night and a lot of repeats. Fox was the main exception: Running 8-10 PM, So You Think You Can Dance (2.4/7) slipped 4% from last week. However, the show’s new St. Louis auditions episode still won the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers. ABC had a primetime of repeats with the exception of its new struggling singing series Duets (1.2/3), which was flat with last Thursday’s show. Pulling in 3.93 million viewers, Duets tied its lowest rating since its May 24 premiere. Fox won the night in the demo and total viewers (6.49 million).
CBS kicked off the night on a high before heading into Criminal Minds (1.3/4) and CSI (1.3/4) repeats. At 8 PM, the CBS reality series Dogs In The City (1.1/4) was up 22% from last week’s 0.9/3. The series, which debuted May 30, drew 5.59 million total viewers. NBC aired all repeats.
Fox’s two-hour So You Think You Can Dance (2.4/7 among adults 18-49, 6.5 million total viewers) slid 8% in the demo from last week’s fast national, 11% from the final, but still dominated Wednesday’s primetime. It delivered a nightly win for Fox in both adults 18-49 and total viewers. The drop for the only other original offering on the English-language broadcast networks last night, CBS’ Dogs In The City (0.9/3), was bigger — the new summer series was down 30% in the demo from its modest premiere last week.
Fox’s streak of 19 consecutive Wednesday night ratings victories in adults 18-49 and total viewers carried over to the summer. The network won the first off-season Wednesday with a two-hour So You Think You Can Dance for a 20th nightly crown in a row. SYTYCD (2.6/8 in adults 18-49, 7 million viewers) was up 8% in the demo from last Thursday’s season premiere.
CSI maven Carol Mendelsohn, executive producer of the TNT drama pilot Scent Of The Missing, which revolves around search and rescue dogs, is behind another dog-centric project, this time on the unscripted side. CBS has picked up for summer Dogs In The City, a reality series starring New York City dog guru Justin Silver, which will premiere on May 30. In the vein of veteran Dog Whisperer, Silver, a dog trainer, behaviorist and owner of a pet care company, helps owners with any dog behavior-related problems.
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