Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 11 finale Wednesday dipped just one-tenth of a ratings point from last year, but that was enough to mark a new finale low for the show and give CBS a win in the key demographic.
CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo and second in viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “Big Brother” was the highest-rated show of the night, earning a 2.2/8. It had 6.5 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Extant” at 10 got a 1.0/3 and 5.8 million viewers.
NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, each with a 1.3. Fox had a 5 share and NBC had a 4. NBC was first in viewers with 7.3 million, and Fox was third with 4.1 million.
Following a repeat, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at 9 earned a 1.9/6 and a night-high 10.1 million viewers. “Taxi Brooklyn” at 10 received a 0.9/3 –up 29 percent from last week — and 5.5 million viewers.
“SYTYCD” at 8 was the show only on Fox’s primetime schedule. While it dipped slightly from last year to a new finale low, it was up 18 percent from the previous week.
ABC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 1.1/4. ABC was fourth in viewers with 3.6 million, airing entirely reruns. Univision was fifth with 2.9 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.6 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.4 million. At 8, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” rose to a 0.7/2. A repeat followed.