Summer Begins: CBS Wins With Reruns, Fox Can 'Dance'

The official start of the summer TV season Thursday had Fox quietly dancing in the aisles. CBS was sashaying a bit, too.

Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance?" earned a healthy 3.7 rating/12 share among 18-49 viewers from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Its 9:30 p.m. reality show--"On the Lot," the contest for aspiring filmmakers--continues to suffer, only delivering a 2.1/6.

Still, Fox won the night, with a 3.3/10.

But right behind was CBS with its usual top-rated repeats--better than virtually anyone else. The best-rated show of the night was a repeat of "CSI" at 9 p.m., with a 4.1/12. That's more than double ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" rerun, which took in a 1.8/5.

CBS also won the 10 p.m. time period with a rerun of "Shark," at 2.9/9, which easily beat a "Grey's" repeat and an NBC leftover original of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," which took in a 1.6/5.

ABC came in third at a 1.8 rating/5.7 share. Right behind was NBC in fourth place with a 1.8 rating/5.5 share.

CW was also in repeat mode with its usual Thursday reruns: "Smallville" and "Supernatural" took in a 0.8/3. MyNetworkTV's movie "Gang Related" grabbed a smaller 0.5/2.



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