NBC's viewer average breaks demo tie with Fox
Thanks to a decent “Dateline,” NBC finished first on Wednesday, despite the two-part “Growing Up Fisher” finale dipping 25 percent.
To be fair to “Fisher,” the last original aired more than a month ago. Fox, with “So You Think You Can Dance” as the only show on its schedule, tied with NBC in demo ratings — but the latter broke the tie with a viewer win.
NBC and Fox tied for first in ratings, each with a 1.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. NBC had a 4 share, Fox had a 5. NBC was first in viewers with an average of 5.4 million, Fox was third in viewers with 4.4 million.
For NBC, part one of the “Fisher” finale at 8 p.m. dipped 25 percent to a 0.9/4 — a low — and had 4.1 million viewers. A second half-hour at 8:30 got a 0.9/3 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9, “Dateline: The People vs. OJ” earned a night-high 1.4/5 and 6.2 million viewers.
Fox and “SYTYCD” received a 1.3/5 and 4.4 million viewers.
Univision was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and fifth in viewers with 2.7 million.
CBS and ABC tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.9/3. CBS, airing entirely reruns, was second in viewers with 5 million. ABC was fourth with 3.8 million.
For ABC, following reruns, “Motive” at 10 had a 0.7/2 and 3.9 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.6 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.4 million. Following a repeat, “The 100” season finale had a 0.5/2 — tying a low — and 1.7 million viewers.