FOX 'Dance' Party Rules Wednesday
AFI special on CBS comes in second
The first performances by the "So You Think You Can Dance" finalists translated to a ratings win for FOX Wednesday night.
FOX averaged a 6.5 rating/11 share for the night to beat CBS, which came in at 5.6/10. ABC took third with a 3.2/6. NBC was fourth at 2.7/5, followed by UPN, 1.7/3, and The WB, 1.4/2.
FOX dominated the adults 18-49 demographic, as its 4.0 rating nearly doubled the 2.1 for second-place CBS. NBC, 1.7, finished third. ABC's 1.4 was good for fourth. UPN averaged 1.0 and The WB 0.8.
The first hour of "So You Think You Can Dance" posted a 5.6/10 for FOX at 8 p.m. CBS was second with the American Film Institute special "100 Years, 100 Cheers," 4.8/9. Reruns of "George Lopez" and "Freddie" averaged 3.2/6 for ABC. NBC's coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals was fourth. An hour of "Blue Collar TV" posted a 1.8/3 for The WB, beating UPN's movie "Black Knight."
"Dance" improved to 7.3/12 at 9 p.m., grabbing the night's biggest audience. CBS stayed in second as "100 Years, 100 Cheers" built to 5.8/10. Hockey moved into third with a 2.7/5 for NBC, while a "Lost" rerun on ABC managed only a 2.4/4. "Black Knight" moved UPN ahead of The WB, which went with a "One Tree Hill" rerun.
CBS took the lead at 10 p.m. as the AFI special concluded with a 6.3/11. "Commander In Chief" scored a 3.8/7 for ABC, while the NHL game on NBC ticked up slightly to 3.0/5.
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