FOX Holds Off CBS to Win Wednesday

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Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 25, 2008

FOX and CBS waged a fairly close battle for ratings supremacy Wednesday, with FOX dancing its way into the winners circle.

For the night, FOX averaged a 5.0 rating/9 share, edging CBS' 4.9/9. (The margin in total viewers was somewhat wider, with FOX drawing 8.1 million to CBS' 7.17 million). NBC came in third with a 4.2/7. ABC's 3.6/6 was good for fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.2/2.

FOX also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.0 rating. NBC finished second in the key ad demographic with a 2.1, followed by ABC at 1.7. CBS averaged 1.5 and The CW 0.7.

"So You Think You Can Dance" put FOX on top at 8 p.m. with a 4.8/8. "Deal or No Deal" earned a 4.4/8 for NBC. "The Price Is Right," 4.1/8, finished third for CBS, beating "Wife Swap," 3.2/6, on ABC. The CW aired an "America's Next Top Model" rerun.

"So You Think You Can Dance" improved to 5.3/9 at 9 p.m., tying CBS' "Criminal Minds" rerun in households and keeping the lead in total viewers. The premiere of "The Baby Borrowers" on NBC scored a respectable 4.9/8. "Supernanny" kept ABC in fourth. The finale of "Farmer Wants a Wife" drew a 1.6/3 for The CW.

CBS moved to the front at 10 p.m. with "CSI: NY," 5.2/9. "Primetime: Crime" posted a 4.7/8 for ABC, topping "Celebrity Circus," 3.5/6, on NBC.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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