Ratings: Fox Tops Despite Lowest ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Debut

Ratings: Fox Tops Despite Lowest 'So You Think You Can Dance' Debut

CBS leads night in viewers

Fox finished first in ratings on Wednesday with the season premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance,” despite it being an all-time low debut for the competition. The show was up in viewers from last year's May opener.

CBS won Wednesday in audience size.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. The dance competition was the only show on the network's schedule.

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NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and third in viewers with 4.7 million. Following a rerun, an NBC News special, “Brian Williams: Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden,” earned a 1.3/4 and 5.9 million viewers.

CBS, ABC and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.0/3. CBS was first in viewers with 6.3 million viewers, airing entirely reruns. ABC was fourth with 4.1 million viewers. Univision was fifth with 2.7 million viewers.

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For ABC, following repeats, “Motive” at 10 got a 0.9/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.3 million. Following a rerun, “The 100” at 9 got a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers.