The new season of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance debuted Wednesday night with an average of 8.70 million viewers tuning in to the two-hour telecast, according to Nielsen Media Research. The show appears to have lost little of its popularity from last year, down just 2.4 percent from its 2008 season debut -- a percentage deemed statistically insignificant. The dance contest placed first during each half-hour of the first two hours of primetime Wednesday and gave Fox a win for the night. But ABC's reality show Wipeout gave Dance a run for its money however, posting an average of 8.42 million viewers. On the other hand, NBC's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! , offered little competition, as it averaged just 4.71 million viewers during the same two hours. During those hours, CBS aired comedy reruns, then took over first place at 10 00 p.m. with a rerun of CSI NY , which drew 7.99 million viewers.

11/06/2009