TV ratings: FOX is lord of the 'Dance' Wednesday


Fast National ratings for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

FOX racked up another ratings win Wednesday night as "So You Think You Can Dance" commanded the floor.

FOX averaged a 5.3 rating/9 share and just under 8.4 million viewers for the evening. CBS, 4.5/8, came in second, beating out ABC's 3.4/5. NBC finished fourth at 2.9/5, and The CW was as usual in the back of the pack at 0.7/1.

The adults 18-49 crown also went to FOX, which scored a 3.0 rating in the demographic advertisers love. ABC's 2.0 was good for second. CBS took third with a 1.5, followed by NBC at 1.3. The CW drew a 0.4.

"So You Think You Can Dance" led in households at 8 p.m. with a 5.0/9, but ABC's "Wipeout," 4.5/8, had a slight edge in total viewers. "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried" finished third for CBS, a little ahead of "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" (2.7/5) on CBS. An "America's Next Top Model" repeat earned a 0.8/1 for The CW.

"So You Think You Can Dance" improved to 5.5/9 at 9 p.m. and gave FOX an across-the-board lead. A "Criminal Minds" rerun, 5.3/9, moved CBS into second. The premiere of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" on ABC delivered a 3.1/5 for ABC. NBC's "Law & Order" rerun, 2.6/4, was fourth, while The CW aired a repeat of "Hitched or Ditched."

CBS took over at 10 with "CSI: NY," 5.2/9. A second "Law & Order" posted a 3.4/6 for NBC, beating "The Unusuals," 2.5/4, on ABC.

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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