Fox’s ‘Dance,’ NBC’s Snowden Interview Top Quiet Wednesday

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” returned lower as it kicked off its 11th season Wednesday, but it was the night’s top-rated Big Four program among young adults. Also of note on the night was a solid showing for NBC’s interview with Edward Snowden, which closed out the night a winner.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “So You Think You Can Dance” averaged a 1.6 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m. — down 16% (0.3) from its mid-May opener of last year. It was the top broadcast series on the night in 18-49, winning each half-hour.

Elsewhere, NBC ran second in young adults thanks to its 10 p.m. Brian Williams report “Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall), which was the Big Four leader in both 18-49 and 25-54 (1.9/5); last summer, the net averaged a 1.1 rating in 18-49 in the timeslot. Earlier, NBC got decent mileage out of a repeat of last Thursday’s two-hour season premiere of “Last Comic Standing” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall).

At ABC, “The Goldbergs” looked pretty good in its first try in its fall timeslot of 8:30 p.m., as a repeat (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) retained all of its demo lead-in from a repeat “The Middle” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall). It was followed by repeats of “Modern Family” at 9 (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) and another “Goldbergs” at 9:30 (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall). An original episode of “Motive” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall) closed out the night, matching its week-ago season premiere average.

CBS aired repeats of crime dramas “Hawaii Five-0” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall), “Criminal Minds” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall) and “CSI” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall).

CW’s “The 100” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall) edged up a tenth from last week, building off its repeat “Arrow” lead-in (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.9 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 1.6/5; NBC, 1.2/4; ABC, CBS and Univision, 1.0/3; Telemundo, 0.6/2; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 6.3 million; Fox, 5.3 million; NBC, 4.7 million; ABC, 4.1 million; Univision, 2.7 million; Telemundo, 1.5 million; CW, 1.3 million.

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