Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance leaped 31% in the demo last night compared to last week, and tapped off with the top spot (1.7/6), also taking teens, and adults 18-34. It was Dance’s fourth broadcast of this summer, and its highest rated too.

CBS’ lineup of procedural crime drama reruns bagged the biggest overall crowd – 5.5 million viewers, edging out Dance’s 5.27 mil, though Dance also rose 20% compared to last week. CBS was locked in a virtual three-way tie for second place in the demo – with a 1.0/3 to NBC’s 1.0/3 and ABC’s 1.0/4. ABC wound up third (4.206) with comedy reruns and Canadian cop drama Motive; NBC (3.897 million) followed, when back-to-back Law & Order: SVU repeats (1.1/4 and 1.2/4; 4.259 million and 4.471 million)  were competitive from 8-10 PM, but a rerun episode of Chicago PD (0.8/2, 2.96 million) was less so.

ABC’s second-season cop drama Motive at 10 PM climbed 25% week to week in the demo to tie CBS’ CSI repeat in the hour. For its third consecutive telecast, Motive improved its hour, year to year,  in total viewers (31% – 4.7 million vs. 3.6 million)

steve
10 months
they tried that once and it sorta got some of the worse #'s ever, almost getting it...
steve
10 months
SYTYCD is by far and away one of the best shows with remarkable talent. I'm so glad...
JJB
10 months
Wow, Dance is doing better numbers then most of Fox's season shows. Maybe it's time to look...