‘Dance’ doesn’t miss a beat

Fox reality series nabs 7 million viewers Thursday

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” continues to dominate the Thursday race as only eight finalists now remain on the popular summer reality series. The skein gave Fox a narrow win over CBS, which was the leader for the night in total viewers.

“Dance” (2.5 rating/8 share in the 18-49 demo, 7 million viewers) had more than enough to defeat the night’s other reality skein, the Eye’s “Big Brother” (1.9/7, 5.5m), which fell 17% from last Thursday’s premiere. “Bones” (1.4/5, 5m) filled the 8 p.m. slot for Fox.

At 10 p.m., “The Mentalist” (1.8/6, 8.3m) was the night’s most-watched show, picking up nearly a million viewers from “CSI” (1.5/5, 7.4m) an hour earlier.

Hoping to ride a wave of “Harry Potter” enthusiasm — the film dominates the box office this week — ABC didn’t get much traction out of the 8 p.m. special focusing on the book’s author, “J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life” (1.1/4, 4.3m).

NBC, which just canceled “The Listener,” looks wise in its decision to let it go. Although it improved slightly from a week ago, the 1.2/4, 3.8m the drama earned last night isn’t going to cut it.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 1.9/7; CBS, 1.7/6; Univision, 1.6/5; NBC, 1.2/4; ABC, 0.9/3; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 7.1 million; Fox, 6 million; Univision, 3.7 million; ABC, 3.3 million; NBC, 3.3 million; CW, 1.2 million.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading