FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Leaps to Ratings Victory

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FOX (6.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with a new installment of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.(6.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

Here are the other highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (5.65 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home a distant second place with a new "Dogs in the City" (5.59 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (5.58 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (3.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "The Middle" (3.86 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Suburgatory" (3.19 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Modern Family" (4.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and a new 90-minute "Duets" (3.93 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up its repeat mix of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" (4.49 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Up All Night" (2.49 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.12 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T11) and another "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.54 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "America's Next Top Model" (0.80 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and a second "America's Next Top Model" (0.80 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) on The CW (0.80 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Top Model" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.5 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Dogs in the City
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Duets (vs. 6/7/12)
Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Dogs in the City (vs. Undercover Boss (Repeat))
-7.69% - So You Think You Can Dance
-21.57% - Duets (vs. Happy Endings (Repeat)/20/20: Caught in the Act)
In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.1/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/15/11):

NBC (8.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) was the network to beat on Wednesday with the conclusion of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7" (8.05 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1).

Said finale bumped FOX (7.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) to second place with its Wednesday edition of "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (4.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with encores of "The Middle" (4.37 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), another "The Middle" (4.08 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "Modern Family" (4.38 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Happy Endings" (3.92 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5) followed by the new special "20/20: Caught in the Act" (5.13 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "Undercover Boss" (4.59 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9), "Criminal Minds" (6.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Blue Bloods" (6.58 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, The CW (1.17 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) did the same with "America's Next Top Model" (1.18 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and another "America's Next Top Model" (1.17 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): So You Think You Can Dance (-7.10%).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):
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Source: Nielsen Media Research