In an effort to boost viewership, the 13th season of So You Think You Can Dance shook up its format and featured dancers between the ages of eight and 13. Still, the FOX dance competition dropped even further in the ratings. This season, it is returning to basics with dancers ages 18-30. They’ve also brought back Mary Murphy and added Vanessa Hudgens, who will judge the competition along with co-creator Nigel Lythgoe. Will this do the trick? Cancelled or renewed for season 15? Stay tuned.
Hosted by Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance pits dancers against one another, in a bid to become “America’s Favorite Dancer.” This season, the FOX contestants will demonstrate their ability in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking, and more. The Top 10 will then be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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For comparisons: The 13th season of So You Think You Can Dance averaged a 0.77 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.941 million total viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the So You Think You Can Dance TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a 15th season on FOX?