By Margaret Lyons
Updated May 29, 2009 at 11:01 PM EDT
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So You Think You Can Dance was last night’s only new, regularly scheduled series, and Fox reaped some of the benefits. The dance show posted better and better ratings each half-hour over the night, narrowly edging out CBS’ reruns in the 9-9:30 p.m. slot and flat-out winning the night in the 18-49 demo. Still, CBS’ procedurals did well, besting Fox in overall viewers for the night. ABC’s spelling bee spiked as the hours wore on, garnering 7.5 million viewers in its last half hour, while NBC’s comedy reruns posted anemic returns.

Time

Show

Ratings (in millions)

8:00 p.m.

NCIS (CBS)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
The 2009 Scripps National Bee (ABC)
My Name Is Earl (NBC)
Smallville (The CW)

9.6 (repeat)
9.1
5.4
3.5 (repeat)
1.5 (repeat)

8:30 p.m.

30 Rock (NBC)

3.1 (repeat)

9:00 p.m.

CSI (CBS)
The Office (NBC)
Supernatural (The CW)

9.9 (repeat)
3.2 (repeat)
1.4 (repeat)

9:30 p.m.

30 Rock (NBC)

3.1 (repeat)

10:00 p.m.

Without a Trace (CBS)
The Office (NBC)

9.7 (repeat)
3.6 (repeat)

10:30 p.m.

The Office (NBC)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

3.5 (repeat)
3.3 (repeat)

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