'So You Think You Can Dance' wins night, 'Big Brother' remains strong
The season seven finale of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance was the top performer on Thursday, winning the night among adults and teens. The competition show earned a 2.4 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and averaged 7.2 million viewers, up 33% in the demographic and up 29 percent in viewers versus last Thursday. The Dance finale was down 8%, however, in the demo versus last season’s finale on Dec. 16, 2009.
Still, Fox reports that this summer’ cycle of Dance outperformed its fall ’09 average by 8% in total viewers.
Meanwhile, last night’s live eviction show of Big Brother won its time period in viewers and key demographics and out-delivered both last week and last year’s comparable broadcast. BB won its timeslot in viewers (7.93 million) and adults 18-49 (2.6/9) and added an additional 790,000 viewers versus last week.
Compared to the same night last year, Big Brother was up 4% in adults 18-49, 17% in adults 18-34 and added 1 million viewers (from 6.93 million).
Overall, Fox won the night in the key adult demographic but CBS attracted the most viewers with 7.8 million.