‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘Wipeout’ & ‘Expedition Impossible’ All Take Ratings Tumbles

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jul. 01, 2011

It was an off night for the broadcast networks as all original programming was down, likely due to the upcoming Independence Day weekend. Nonetheless, ABC was able to pick up the win on Thursday, drawing 6.02 million viewers and a 1.7 demo. FOX was next with its 1.3 demo and 3.96 million viewers, followed by CBS’s 1.2 demo and 6.76 million viewers, and NBC’s 2.02 million and 0.7 demo. The CW took last with 861,000 viewers and a 0.3 demo.

At 8PM, ABC aired an original episode of Wipeout, drawing 6.5 million and a 1.9 demo. That was down 17% in the demo from last week’s season premiere and down 13% in total viewership (7.47 million and a 2.3 demo last week). Week two of Expedition Impossible also tumbled, drawing 6.13 million and a 1.8 demo.That was down 13% in total viewership and a significant 22% in the demo. It scored a 2.3 demo and 7.05 million last week. Lastly, Rookie Blue only brought in 5.43 million viewers and a 1.4 demo, down 8% in viewers and down 12% in the demo. It drew 5.88 million and a 1.6 demo last week.

Next, So You Think You Can Dance continues to slip as it only brought in 5.04 million and a 1.6 demo, down 20% in viewership and down 16% in the demo from the 6.32 million and 1.9 demo last week. Afterward, FOX went with a rerun of Glee, 2.88 million and a 0.9 demo. CBS decided to go with reruns of The Big Bang Theory, 6.6 million and a 1.5 demo, Rules of Engagement, 4.94 million and a 1.1 demo, CSI, 6.73 million and a 1.1 demo, and The Mentalist, 7.77 million and a 1.3 demo.

NBC aired reruns of Community, 2.1 million and a 0.6 demo, 30 Rock, 2.02 million and a 0.7 demo, The Office, 2.42 million and a 1.0 demo, Parks & Recreation, 2.01 million and a 0.9 demo, and a new episode of Love Bites, which hit a series low 1.8 million and 0.7 demo. That was down 10% in viewership and down 12% in the demo from last week’s already low 1.99 million and 0.8 demo. The CW aired reruns of The Vampire Diaries, 840,000 viewers and a 0.3 demo and Nikita, 880,000 viewers and a 0.3 demo.