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Overnight Ratings: Fox Continues to Score Without American Idol

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In the nightly ratings race,  Fox continues to score without American Idol thank to its other summer reality series.

The network won the 18-49 demo in the Nielsen overnight numbers Thursday with a 3.2 rating/11 share, powered by time-period-winning performances from So You Think You Can Dance? at 9-10 p.m. (3.3/10) and Don't Forget the Lyrics (3/11).

CBS was second with a 2.4/8, led by Big Brother's 2.7/10. NBC was third with a 1.4/5 with an all-repeat lineup of sitcoms and ER.

ABC mustered only a netlet-resembling 1 rating/3 share for its all repeat lineup. Grey's Anatomy was its top show, but only with a 1.1/3 to help pull up Ugly Betty's pretty ugly .8/3 at 8-9, barely edging out a CW rerun of Smallville at a .7/3. The CW averaged a .7/2 overall.

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