TV Ratings: FOX's 'Dance' waltzes past 'Wipeout,' Obama on Wednesday
Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 3, 2009.
Among adults 18-49, FOX won Wednesday with a 3.4 rating, a commanding win over the 2.1 rating for NBC. CBS' 1.8 rating and the 1.6 rating for ABC followed in the key demographic. The CW's 0.4 rating trailed.
Overall, FOX averaged an estimated 8.76 million viewers in primetime to go with a 5.4 rating/9 share. NBC was second with a 5.1/9, followed by the 4.6/8 for CBS. ABC was a distant third with a 2.8/5, beating the 0.7/1 for The CW.
"So You Think You Can Dance" had a 5.1/9 in the 8 p.m. hour to hold off the 4.7/9 for ABC's "Wipeout." NBC's "I'm a Celebrity" had a 3.2/6, continuing its three-night decline and only nipping repeats of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried" on CBS. The CW's repeat of "America's Next Top Model" was fifth with a 0.8/1.
NBC moved into first at 9 p.m. with the second part of the Brian Williams special "Inside the Obama White House," which had a 6.0/10 overall, though its demo audience was down from last night. FOX was second with a 5.7/10 for "So You Think You Can Dance," which easily won the 18-49 demo and won the hour in viewers. CBS' "Criminal Minds" was a close third. ABC's two episodes of "The Goode Family" averaged a 1.6/3 between them. The CW's "Hitched or Ditched" encore trailed.
In the 10 p.m. hour, the season finale of "Law & Order" had a 6.0/10 for NBC. CBS' "CSI: NY" was a close second, leaving "The Unusuals" in third with a 2.0/4 for ABC.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.