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'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 8 Premiere Is Most-Watched Debut in 4 Years

May 28, 2011 (2:33 am) GMT
With Mary Murphy returning on the judge panel, the May 26 episode was up 7 percent in adult demographic from last year's first episode.

"" season 8 two-hour premiere opened the broadcast primetime summer with a win for FOX. The first episode aired on Thursday, May 26 was seen by 9.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched premiere in four years.

It was also up 7% compared to last season's debut in the 18-49 demographic for a 3.2 rating. In fact, it was the highest-rated premiere in three years for the dancing competition which has just welcomed Mary Murphy back on the judge chair.

On the first day of primetime's summer stretch, other networks' slates were filled with reruns. CBS, for an example, averaged a 1.7 rating with 8.0 million viewers for reruns of "", "", "" and "".

Reruns of "" and "" delivered a 1.0 rating with 4.1 million viewers for ABC. Meanwhile, NBC averaged a 0.9 rating with 2.4 million viewers for reruns of its Thursday night comedy line-up, including "", "" and "".

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