Primetime Ratings: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Glides Back Into First

Second hour of Obama White House special on NBC finishes second in timeslot

So You Think You Can Dance was the top-rated and most-viewed show in primetime Wednesday night, giving Fox the win.

Dance easily topped ABC’s Wipeout in the opening hour with a 3.0/10 compared to Wipeout’s 2.9/9.  ABC was first in viewers at 8.4, edging out Fox by fewer than 200,000. NBC’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here finished third at 1.8/6. Reruns of the New Adventures of Old Christine (1.3/4) and Gary Unmarried (1.3/4) earned a 1.3/4 for CBS. The CW was fifth at 0.4/1 with a rerun of America’s Next Top Model.

At 9, Dance expanded its lead with a 3.7/11 and 9.3 million viewers. It easily topped NBC’s Inside the Obama White House special, which nonetheless earned a strong 2.3/7 and 8.9 million viewers. CBS was third at 2.0/6 for a Criminal Minds rerun. The Goode Family on ABC came in at 1.1/3. The CW stayed in fifth at 0.4/1 with a rerun of Hitched or Ditched.

NBC took first place at 10 with Law & Order delivering 2.3/7 and 8.8 million viewers. CBS drew a 2.0/6 for a rerun of CSI: NY.  ABC’s The Unusuals was third at 0.9/3.

For the night, Fox took first place at 3.4/10 with 8.8 million viewers. NBC was second at 2.1/6. CBS came in at 1.8/5.  ABC finished fourth with a 1.6/5. The CW pulled in at 0.4/1.