Fox two-hour season-ending 'So You Think You Can Dance' wins Thursday


Last night FOX aired the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 7 finale and won the night among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34/25-54 and Teens. FOX outperformed its nearest competitor for the night (CBS) by +20% among Adults 18-49, +71% among Adults 18-34 and +33% among Teens.

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE finale posted a 2.4/8, up +33% from last Thursday’s telecast among Adults 18-49 and up +29% in Total Viewers (7.2 vs. 5.6 Mil.)  Compared to last season’s finale (2.6/8 on 12/16/09) last night’s DANCE was down -8%, although this decrease is likely due to the -9% drop in television usage last night versus the night of 12/16/09.

Overall, this summer’s cycle of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE outperformed the show’s Fall ’09 average by +8% in Total Viewers.

Following a repeat of Wipeout (1.8/6), ABC’s Rookie Blue (1.7/5) was down -6% from last week while the season finale of Boston Med (1.2/4) was flat.

On CBS, Big Brother (2.6/9) was high, likely due to significant NFL pre-season pre-emptions in major markets last night. Repeats of CSI (1.6/5) and The Mentalist (1.7/5) followed at 9p and 10p. 

NBC ran repeats of Community (1.1/4), 30 Rock (1.1/4), The Office (1.4/4), Parks & Recreation (1.3/4), and Law & Order: SVU (1.2/4).

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)