Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" took a slide in the ratings Wednesday night, while NBC's "America's Got Talent" remained steady, handing NBC an overall win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC took first place in ratings with a 1.7 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with 6.3 million.
Following an "America's Got Talent" repeat at 8 p.m., a new episode remained even with last week, drawing a 2.3/7 — the night's best individual ratings — and 8.7 million total viewers, making it the evening's most-watched program. A "Law & Order: SVU" repeat followed.
CBS shared second place in ratings with Fox, pulling a 1.5/5, and held second place in total viewers outright with a 5.7 million. "Big Brother" at 8 showed a minor dip in ratings, posting a 2.0/7, and drew 5.8 million total viewers. Repeats rounded out the night.
Fox, which drew third place in total viewers with an average 4.5 million, ran "So You Think You Can Dance" throughout its primetime slate. "SYTYCD" dropped 17 percent in the demo from last week for a 1.5/5 and took 4.5 million total viewers.
Univision came in fourth in ratings and fifth in total viewers with a 1.3/4 and 3.4 million.
ABC took fifth place in ratings and fourth in total viewers, averaging a 1.0/3 and 3.7 million. Aside from the finale of "NY Med" at 10, which remained even with a 1.0/3 and 4.4 million, the network aired repeats.