so you think you can dance season 9 judges TV ratings: 'So You Think You Can Dance' steps up Wednesday, Stanley Cup Finals softFast National ratings for Wednesday, May 30, 2012

“So You Think You Can Dance” scored Wednesday night’s biggest audience, improving on its premiere last week and leading FOX to a victory in primetime.

Elsewhere, the opening of hockey’s Stanley Cup Finals on NBC was down a good amount from last year’s Game 1. CBS got decent viewer numbers from its new show “Dogs in the City,” but its demographic numbers were nothing to bark about, and the season finale of “America’s Next Top Model” was up slightly.

FOX averaged 7 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households for the night, beating out CBS’ 6.55 million viewers and 4.4/7. ABC (3.6 million, 2.4/4) came in third. NBC grabbed fourth with 2.7 million viewers and a 1.7/3 (which may change some because of the live sports coverage), and The CW (1.15 million, 0.8/1) trailed.

FOX had a wider lead in the adults 18-49 demo — its 2.6 rating was double that of second-place CBS (1.3). ABC finished third with a 1.2, followed by NBC, 1.0, and The CW, 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Dogs in the City” series premiere (6.7 million viewers, 4.4/8 households)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (6.5 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)/”Suburgatory” rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 – Kings-Devils (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (930,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “So You Think You Can Dance” (2.4) 9 p.m. FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (7.5 million, 4.5/7)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (5.95 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.4 million, 2.9/5)/”Happy Endings” rerun (2.8 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 (2.4 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” season finale (1.4 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “So You Think You Can Dance” (2.8) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (7 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 (2.8 million, 1.9/3)
ABC: “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23″ rerun (2.7 million, 1.9/3)/”Modern Family” rerun (2.6 million, 1.8/3) 18-49 leader: “CSI” (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable