‘Dance’ does it for Fox

Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

Thanks to another two-hour edition of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Fox set a network record with its 23rd consecutive Wednesday victory in the key young-adult demo of adults 18-49, winning the night easily.

From 8 to 10 p.m., “So You Think You Can Dance” averaged a 3.8 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers overall to stand as the night’s No. 1 program in both measures. Show did especially well in adults 18-34, achieving a 15 share of the audience.

At CBS, the three-hour spec “AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies” settled for a 1.9/6 in adults 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers overall, down from a 2.2/7 in the demo for last year’s “100 Years… 100 Cheers” special.

ABC put up ho-hum numbers with its all-original lineup of “The Next Best Thing” (2.0/7 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall), “American Inventor” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) and “Traveler” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall). Latter drama was up week to week, though, perhaps benefiting from the absence of usual timeslot leader “CSI: NY” on CBS.

NBC was a solid second at 9 with “Last Comic Standing” (2.6/8 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) and was competitive at 10 with a special “Dateline” (2.3/7 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall).

CW drama “Hidden Palms” aired two new episodes, averaging a 0.5/2 in 18-49 and 1.5 million viewers overall at 8 and a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 1.8 million viewers overall at 9.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 3.8/12; NBC, 2.1/7; ABC and CBS, 1.9/6; Univision, 1.7/5; CW, 0.6/2.

In total viewers: Fox, 9.1 million; CBS, 7.7 million; ABC, 5.6 million; NBC, 5.5 million; Univision, 3.9 million; CW, 1.6 million.

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