May 27, 2011 11:11am PT by Marisa Guthrie
TV Ratings: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Premiere Delivers Win for Fox
The two-hour premiere of So You Think You Can Dance delivered Fox an easy ratings win on Thursday night against a broadcast slate rife with reruns.
Dance averaged a 3.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.1 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen.
That was up 7 percent compared to last season’s debut for the highest-rated premiere in three years and the most-watched debut in four years.
CBS averaged a 1.7 rating with 8.0 million viewers for reruns of The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, CSI and The Mentalist. Univision pulled in 1.6 rating with 3.8 million viewers for new installments of telenovelas Teresa and Triunfo del Amor.
ABC sunk to a 1.0 rating with 4.1 million viewers for reruns of Wipeout and summer scripted series Rookie Blue. And reruns of NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup managed a 0.9 rating with 2.4 million viewers.