Reality shows took five of the top 10 spots with viewers 18 to 49, a group prized by advertisers. Fox led with second-place So You Think You Can Dance (Wednesday version), followed by Hell’s Kitchen (No. 3) and So You Think You Can Dance’s Thursday episode (No. 5). NBC’s Last Comic Standing and America’s Got Talent finished sixth and a tie for seventh in the demographic, respectively. But Talent was the week’s top reality show (No. 4 among all shows) with 10.5 million.
One Ocean View. Star Tomorrow, a casting special for an NBC.com series, drew just 3.4 million.
Flavor of Love 2 scored VH1’s highest season premiere audience, 3.3 million viewers. The second-season premiere of the competition to become Flavor Flav’s lady was 162% higher than the first-season debut but trails the 5.9 million of that season’s finale.
There was a dog hot on Flavor’s tail: Blue’s Clues 10th anniversary special, Meet Blue’s Baby Brother, drew 3.2 million to Nickelodeon. It did well among female viewers ages 12 to 34, which suggests a lot of moms were watching with their kids.