'Baby Borrowers' continues decline

Another two-hour installment of “So You Think You Can Dance” lifted Fox to a sizable ratings victory on Wednesday, a night that saw CBS’ “Big Brother” on the rise and NBC’s “Baby Borrowers” continue to decline.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “So You Think You Can Dance” (2.7 rating/9 share in adults 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall) won each half-hour in demos from 8 to 10 p.m., though it logged its lowest overall score of the season.

At CBS, the live eviction episode of “Big Brother” (2.1/7 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) was up from its Wednesday premiere of a week earlier to place second in most categories. The net was competitive the rest of the way with repeat dramas “Criminal Minds” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall) and “CSI: NY” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall), with the former standing as the night’s most-watched program overall.

NBC’s “Baby Borrowers,” which started out strong last month, dipped to its lowest scores to date (2.0/6 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall) and placed second among young adults in the 9 o’clock hour. It then made for an awkward lead-in for “Law & Order,” which returned to the night with a repeat episode that ran third among the broadcast networks at 10 p.m. (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall).

ABC was quiet from 8 to 10 p.m. with repeats of “Wife Swap” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) and “Supernanny” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall) before spiking at 10 p.m. with “Primetime: Crime” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall), which led the hour and was up week to week.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 2.9/9; CBS, 1.8/6; ABC and Univision, 1.7/5; NBC, 1.5/5; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: Fox, 8.4 million; CBS, 7.4 million; ABC 4.7 million; NBC, 4.2 million; Univision, 3.9 million; CW, 1.0 million.

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