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

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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.

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