Univision Gives 'Dance' Competition
The Spanish-language network pulled in the second-best 18-49 numbers on the night for any broadcast network -- a Nielsen preliminary 2.0 rating/6 share. (Fox won the night overall among 18-49 viewers with a 2.2/7.)
Perhaps more eye-opening: Univision scored the best results of the night among younger viewers, easily winning with a 2.3/8 among adults 18-34. Univision did this on a night against one of Fox's best-skewing young-targeted summer shows, "So You Think You Can Dance?"
To be fair, Univision's results came against a number of network reruns -- all of which typically raises its summertime profile. This was also against an 8 p.m. hour of a Fox "Bones" repeat, which pulled down its overall average among 18-34 viewers to a 1.7/7 for the night.
Fox's "Dance" was still tops on Thursday in both major viewing group categories: a 2.9/9 among 18-49 viewers. The 100th episode of the show, which featured noted actor Katie Holmes, help "Dance" climb in 18-49 viewers from a 2.5 rating a week ago.
NBC, CBS and ABC each aired some originals on the night. CBS had a 2.0/7 among 18-49 viewers for "Big Brother," which is about its average this summer. ABC went with two leftover originals of "Samantha Who?" -- each taking in a 0.9/3. NBC had about the same results for "The Listener," a 1.0/3.
After Fox and Univision, CBS had a 1.9/6 among 18-49 viewers. Then came NBC ( 1.1/4), ABC (0.8/2) and CW (0.5/2).