TV Ratings: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Scores a Soft Wednesday Victory

Against a rising "America's Got Talent," Fox still tops the night among adults 18-49 thanks to its two-hour performance and results show.
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After several hours of processing delays, Nielsen finally has fast national numbers for Wednesday night -- and Fox is again on top with the key demo.

So You Think You Can Dance, down a tenth of a point from last week's show, earned a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 for the network. An average of  5.1 million viewers tuned into the two-hour broadcast.

NBC was right behind Fox in the demo, averaging a 1.6 rating with 18-49-ers and boasting the night's strongest network outing with America's Got Talent. The results show, up two tenths of a point for a 2.2 adults rating, was book-ended by two specials. The Clios'12: World's Best Commercials brought in a 1.2 adults rating and Jimmy Fallon's Primetime Music Special earned a 1.6 adults rating. The network averaged 6.1 million viewers.

Univision came in third place with a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49.

On CBS, Big Brother was down a tenth of a point for a 1.9 rating among 18-49-ers, giving the network fourth-place status with a 1.4 adults rating overall and 5.5 million viewers.

ABC encores and a new outing of Final Witness, down two tenths of a point for a 1.0 adults rating, averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers.

Repeats earned The CW a 0.3 adults rating and 862,000 viewers.