'Dance' Keeps Summer Rocking For Fox

Fox's So You Think You Can Dance?Fox took top honors on Wednesday night, with its big summer show continuing to score big ratings. A special two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance?" grabbed a Nielsen Media Research preliminary 2.9 rating/9 share--down a bit from a week before, but still enough to top all shows for the night. Fox ended the night with a 2.9/9.

More than a rating point behind was CBS, which averaged a 1.8/6 for the evening. Its best performer was "Big Brother," which earned a 2.1/7, up a bit from the week before. The one-hour "Brother" ran against "Dance" in the 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. time period.

ABC had a ho-hum early-evening performance with repeats of "Wife Swap" and "Supernanny." The network picked up the pace at 10 p.m. with "Primetime: Crime," which won the 10 p.m. time period with a 2.1/7. ABC was just behind CBS for the evening with a 1.7/5.



Univision tied ABC with a 1.7/5, with its best from "Al Diablo con los Guapos" and "Fuego en la Sangre," each with a 1.9/6.

NBC's initially strong reality effort "Baby Borrowers," in the 9 p.m. time slot, again drifted lower--17% below the previous week to a 2.0/6. A repeat of "Borrowers" running against "Dance" at 8 p.m. was a sacrificial lamb, earning a 1.1/3. NBC ended the night behind ABC and Univision at a 1.5/5.

CW was way down the bunch, averaging a 0.4/1, with repeats of "America's Next Top Model" and "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious."

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