TV ratings: 'Big Brother' beats out 'So You Think You Can Dance' finale, CBS wins Thursday

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Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011The season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" couldn't beat out summertime juggernaut "Big Brother 13" with the CBS program finishing as Thursday's top-rated show. CBS averaged 7.7 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households for the night, beating out FOX, which carried 6.3 million viewers and 3.9/7. ABC (5.5 million, 3.4/6) finished third overall. NBC (3.1 million, 2.1/4) came in fourth, and The CW brought up the rear with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7/1. (Numbers for CBS, ABC and NBC are all inflated some because several local markets carried NFL preseason games.)CBS scored a sweep also taking the adults 18-49 demo, scoring a 2.3 rating. FOX closely followed with 2.1. ABC ran third with 1.6. NBC came in fourth at 1.6. The CW scored a 0.4....


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