TV ratings: FOX does a victory 'Dance' Wednesday

cat-deeley-320.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Wednesday debut of "So You Think You Can Dance" didn't pull huge ratings, but they were strong enough to give FOX a win for the night. Night two of "America's Got Talent," meanwhile, fell off some from its premiere Tuesday.

FOX led the night with 7.3 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/8 share in households, holding off CBS (7.1 million, 4.7/8) for the win. NBC was not far behind with 6.7 million viewers and a 4.2/7. ABC (4 million, 2.7/5) took fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

The adults 18-49 title also went to FOX, which was the only network to break the 2.0 barrier on the night, finishing at 2.8. NBC finished second with a 1.9, followed by CBS at 1.6. ABC averaged 1.2 in the demo and The CW 0.5.

Wednesday's hourly numbers:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"So You Think You Can Dance" (7.6 million viewers, 4.6/8 households)
ABC: "The Middle" reruns - two episodes (5 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (4.5 million, 3.1/6)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/6)
NBC: "Losing It with Jillian" rerun (3.55 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.8)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" (10.1 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (8.1 million, 5.3/9)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.1 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (4.9 million, 3.2/5)/"Cougar Town" rerun (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" and "SYTYCD" tied at 2.8

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: NY" rerun (8.6 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (6.4 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "Happy Town" (2.8 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "Law & Order: SVU" (1.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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