’So You Think You Can Dance’ sets up Fox of a winning Summer


Airing against Game 4 of the NBA Finals, FOX ranked No. 2 for the night among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, and No. 1 among Women 18-34.

At 8p, an encore of GLEE posted a 1.6/6 — making it the highest-rated comedy of the night — and ranked No. 2 in its hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and won the hour among Women 18-34

At 9p a special SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE “Meet The Top 11” episode posted a 2.5/7 among Adults 18-49 and ranked No. 2 in its time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens and ranked No. 1 among all key women demos. Last night’s telecast was in line with the Fall season’s “Meet The Top 20” episode (2.6/7 on 10/26/09).

Summer-to-date SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE shows impressive gains compared to its Fall’09 average on Tue/Wed, increasing +25% among Adults 18-49 (3.0/9 vs. 2.4/7), +20% among Adults 18-34 (3.0/11 vs. 2.5/8), +42% among Teens (1.7/7 vs. 1.2/5) and +29% in Total Viewers (8.0 vs. 6.2 Mil.)

Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate.  Following the special Jimmy Kimmel Live Game Night at 8p (3.1/11) and the NBA Finals Pre-Game at 830p (3.0/10), ABC’s NBA Finals Game 4: LA Lakers vs. Boston Celtics posted a 4.7/14 from 9-11p, in line with last year’s Game 4 (LA Lakers vs. Orlando Magic), which posted a 4.8/14 from 9-11p in the Fast Nationals before rising to a 6.4/20 from 9:02p-12:23a in the Finals.

CBS aired repeats of CSI at 8p (1.4/5) and 9p (1.6/5) followed by an encore of The Mentalist (1.7/5).

NBC ran a repeat Community (0.9/3) at 8p, followed by week three of 100 Questions (0.8/3) at 830p, which was down -11% from last week. Repeats of The Office (1.3/4), 30 Rock (1.2/4), The Office (1.3/4) and Parks & Recreation (1.0/3) aired from 9-11p.

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)