TV Ratings: 'Rookie Blue' and 'Boston Med' give ABC lead in key demographic

rookie-blue-gregory-smith.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, June 24, 2010

It was a big night for ABC, with the time-slot premiere of "Wipeout" and the series premieres of "Rookie Blue" and "Boston Med." Though "Rookie Blue" performed well against the "So You Think You Can Dance" results show, "Boston Med" couldn't draw viewers away from CBS's rerun of "The Mentalist."

Pending updates for the live telecast, CBS won the night with 7.3 million viewers and a 4.8/9 share in households.  ABC (6.7 million, 4.0/7) finished second, with FOX (5.1 million, 3.3/6) rounding out the top three. NBC's sitcoms drew only 2.1 million viewers and a 1.5/3, and vampire night on the The CW (1.0 million, 0.7/1) came in fourth.

ABC won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating. FOX was second with a 1.8, with CBS at 1.4. NBC averaged only 0.8 and The CW 0.4.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Wipeout" (7.8 million viewers, 4.2/8 households)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (6.4 million, 4.2/8)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/5)
NBC: "Community" rerun (2.2 million, 1.6/3)/"100 Questions" (1.8 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.1 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Wipeout" (2.6)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Rookie Blue"  (7.2 million, 4.3/8)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (6.9 million, 4.6/8)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.3 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (2.4 million, 1.7/3)/"30 Rock" rerun (2.0 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: "Moonlight" rerun (1.0 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (8.7 million, 5.7/10)
ABC: "Boston Med" (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (2.2 million, 1.5/3)/"Parks and Recreation" rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (1.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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