Reality show nabs 7.4 million viewers Thursday

“So You Think You Can Dance” was judged the winner by Thursday primetime viewers ages 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary nationals, enabling Fox to score a victory in the demo. CBS topped the night in overall viewers.

“Dance” (2.5 rating/8 share in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall) appeared to decline slightly from its previous-week numbers but still came in above CBS’ “Big Brother 11” (2.0/7, 6.4 million).

CBS nonetheless had the most-watched program of the night overall in “The Mentalist” (1.8/6, 8.3 million), which aired after “CSI” (1.4/4, 7.5 million).

NBC’s comedy block from 8-10 p.m. — “30 Rock” (1.1/4, 3.8 million, “Parks and Recreation” (1.0/3, 3.0 million), “The Office” (1.3/4, 3.2 million) and another “30 Rock” (1.3/4, 3.0 million) — had middling summertime results, though its perhaps worth noting that “Parks” held onto 91 percent of its “30” lead-in. “Law and Order” (1.2/4, 4.2 million) wrapped up the Peacock’s night.

Two reruns of “Grey’s Anatomy” (0.8/3, 3.4 million and 1.0/3, 3.3 million) didn’t help ABC, which trailed Univision in 18-49 and overall viewers Thursday. “Private Practice” (0.7/2, 2.4 million) further lowered the Alphabet’s perf.

Fox preceded “Dance” with “Bones” (1.5/5, 5.2 million), which finished second at 8 p.m. behind “Big Brother.”

“Smallville” and “Supernatural” (each 0.5/2, 1.3 million) drew relatively typical numbers for the CW.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox 2.0/7, CBS 1.7/6, Univision 1.4/4, NBC 1.2/4, ABC 0.8/3, CW 0.5/2.

In total viewers: CBS 7.4 million, Fox 6.3 million, NBC 3.5 million, Univision 3.4 million, ABC 3.0 million, CW 1.3 million.

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