Fox’s streak of 19 consecutive Wednesday night ratings victories in adults 18-49 and total viewers carried over to the summer. The network won the first off-season Wednesday with a two-hour So You Think You Can Dance for a 20th nightly crown in a row. SYTYCD (2.6/8 in adults 18-49, 7 million viewers) was up 8% in the demo from last Thursday’s season premiere.
CBS’ new reality series Dogs In The City (1.3/4, 6.7 million) didn’t have much ratings bite. It was down 13% in the demo from the premiere of CBS’ reality series Same Name last summer (which aired at 9 PM) but up 25% in total viewers and edged SYTYCD for the No. 1 spot among viewers in the 8 PM slot. Dogs In The City was also down from the debut of the previous dog summer broadcast reality series, the 2008 America’s Greatest Dog (2.1/8, 9.5 million), also on CBS, and from the opener of the first new reality series debut this summer, ABC’s Duets (1.7/5, 6.7 million).
NBC barely got on the board with Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final despite featuring teams from the top two markets (or in close proximity to them) — the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils — and despite going into overtime. Time-adjusted numbers for the game won’t be available until later today, but in the fast nationals, it posted a 1.0/3 among adults 18-49, down 44% from last year’s Game 1. For now, it ranks as the lowest-rated program on the Big 4 broadcast networks and Univision despite a slew of reruns on ABC and CBS.