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Ratings: ‘SYTYCD’ Finale Down 9% vs. Last Year; CBS Tops With ‘Big Brother’ — For Now

With NFL preseason coverage inflating the networks’ initial numbers, the overall winner for the night is still up in the air

The season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" on Thursday dipped 9 percent from last season's closer, while CBS has a tenuous overall win for the niight thanks to top-rated "Big Brother," according to preliminary numbers.

With initial Fast Track numbers inflated for the Big Three due to local NFL preseason coverage, "Big Brother," on CBS at 9 p.m., took the night's top ratings slot, posting a 28 percent leap over last week with 3.2 rating/9 share in the adults 18-49 demographic and 8.5 million total viewers.

Though this gave CBS an overall win for the night among adults 18-49, with initial network numbers inflated, it's not at all certain that CBS will retain that title, and it's possible that Fox will rank first for the night in the 18-49 demo when the final numbers are in.

Though the season finale of "Dance" on Fox from 8 to 10 was down 9 percent versus last year, the show enjoyed a 24 percent jump over last week, garnering a 2.1/7 in the demo and 6.2 million total viewers, though

ABC's lineup consisted of "Wipeout" at 8, which took a 1.9/6 in the demo and 6.3 million total viewers; "Expedition Impossible" the following hour with a 1.6/4 in the demo and 5.2 million total viewers; and "Rookie Blue" rounding out the night at 10 with a 1.4/4 in the demo and 5 million total viewers.

NBC's Thursday primetime roster consisted of repeats.