Fox Continues Its Summer Winning Streak
Fox's weekly win streak is now 26 in a row among 18-49 viewers--the most for any network in more than 10 years. Plus, it has won 10 straight Thursday nights since the summer season started.
Fox's twin reality shows--newcomer "Don't Forget the Lyrics" and third-year show "So You Think You Can Dance"--continue to do yeoman's work. "Lyrics" is getting a solid Nielsen preliminary 3.0 rating among 18-49 viewers, while "Dance" is grabbing its typically good-quality 3.3 rating. That gave Fox a 3.2 rating/11 share for the night.
CBS was the only other of the big five networks to offer a new show for the night. "Big Brother" took in a 2.7. The network's "CSI" continues to garner good rerun ratings--coming in with a 2.5. All that gave CBS a second-place spot--an average 2.4 rating/8 share for the night.
NBC and ABC continue to struggle in the rerun arena. NBC was a distant third at a 1.4/5, with "My Name is Earl," two episodes of "The Office, "Scrubs" and "ER." ABC did worse with "Ugly Betty," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Men In Trees"--delivering a 1.0/3. Then came CW with repeats of "Smallville" and "Supernatural" for a 0.7/2.