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NOV
30
3 YEARS

Summer ratings ranker: 'Talent,' 'Hell's,' 'Bachelorette' tops

709 Elim 024Summer-to-date broadcast ratings show Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," NBC's "America's Got Talent" and ABC's "Bachelorette" once again leading the pack.

Here's how the off season is shaping up in the adult demo (includes seven days of DVR playback):

NBC's "America's Got Talent" (Tues) 3.5
Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" 3.4
NBC's "America's Got Talent" (Weds) 3.3
ABC's "The Bachelorette" 3.3
ABC's "Wipeout" (Tuesday) 3.0
Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" (Wed) 2.8
ABC's "Wipeout" (Thurs) 2.7
Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" (Thurs) 2.7

Compared to last year, "Bachelorette" impressively grew about 14%. "AGT," "Wipeout" and "Hell's" were roughly on par. "SYTYCD" was hard hit, down about 20%. Notice all the top-rated shows above have been on the air for years. But then we get to...

Fox's "MasterChef" 2.7
CBS' "Big Bang Theory" 2.7 (REPEATS, only including for BBT since they're so high)
CBS' "Big Brother" (Sun) 2.6
CBS' "Big Brother" (Thur) 2.5
CBS' "Big Brother" (Wed) 2.5

And now, our first scripted show airing original episodes ...

Fox's "Lie to Me" 2.3
NBC's "Minute to Win It" 2.1
ABC's "True Beauty" 2.0
NBC's "Last Comic Standing" 2.0
ABC's "Rookie Blue" 1.9

At this point, you can stop expecting titles to necessarily return next summer...

ABC's "Shaq Vs." 1.8
NBC's "Losing It With Jillian" 1.7
CBS' "Flashpoint" 1.4
ABC's "Boston Med" 1.4
ABC's "Downfall" 1.4
Fox's "The Good Guys" 1.3
ABC's "Primetime Family Secrets" 1.2
ABC's "The Gates" 1.2
ABC's "Primetime Mind Games" 1.2
ABC's "Scoundrels" 1.0
ABC's "Persons Unknown" 0.9
NBC's "Breakthrough with Tony Robbins" 0.8
CW's "Plain Jane" 0.4
CW's "18 to Life" 0.4