So You Thing You Can Dance/GLEE combo winner: 18-34’s, Teens-Women


Last night, 12/10/09, the SYTYCD/GLEE combo delivered a nightly win for FOX among Adults 18-34, Teens and Women 18-49.

The penultimate SYTYCD results show posted a 2.3/7 among Adults 18-49, matching its performance last week.  In addition, SYTYCD made gains among Adults 18-34 (+9%) and Total Viewers (+6%) compared to last week’s results show.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE ranked No. 2 in the 8p hour among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and all key women demos.

The Fall finale of GLEE at 9p posted a 3.6/9 among Adults 18-49, tied with last week as its highest rating so far this season.  In fact, GLEE garnered its highest rating EVER among Teens (including the post-American Idol telecast on 5/19/09) last night.
Compared to its prior average so far this season, GLEE showed significant gains among Adults 18-49 (+9%), Adults 18-34 (+11), Teens (+39%) and Total Viewers (+13%)

In addition, GLEE was the highest rated program of the night among Adults 18-34, Teens and Women 18-49/18-34

So far this season GLEE has improved upon FOX’s regular average in the Wednesday 9p hour by +83% among Adults 18-49, +125% among Adults 18-34, +82% among Teens and +49% in Total Viewers versus last Fall.

Overall, the night marked a very tight race between the major nets – FOX came in a close second with a 3.0/8 for the night among Adults 18-49.  

Following an encore of the holiday special Shrek The Halls (2.6/8), ABC comedies The Middle (2.5/7) and Modern Family (3.8/10) were both on the high side while Cougar Town (2.8/7) was low, down -13% from its original season average (3.2/8).  At 10p, Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 delivered a 3.1/9, down -26% from the 2008 special on Thurs 12/4/08.

On CBS, The New Adventures Of Old Christine (2.2/7), Gary Unmarried (2.4/7), Criminal Minds (3.8/10) and CSI: NY (3.2/9) were all on par with their prior season averages. 

NBC’s Mercy (1.8/5) was about average at 8p.  Law & Order: SVU (2.3/6) and The Jay Leno Show (1.3/4) both hit season lows, dropping -12% and -13%, respectively from their last Wednesday telecasts.

(source: data and information provided by FOX)