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CBS Hits 'Dog' Days of Summer

July 18, 2008 10:28 AM

So You Think You Can Dance?

“Greatest American Dog” had a ruff second week, declining 24% from its shaky premiere, while Fox rolled on with “So You Think You Can Dance.”

CBS’ “Dog” scratched up a 1.6/6 in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers. “Swingtown” (1.6/5) also dipped a tick from last week. CBS finished second Thursday with a 1.7 rating/5 share.

First-place Fox, with a 2.2 rating/7 share, aired “Dance” (2.7/8, down 10% from last week) and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” (1.7/6, down 19%).

With a close third-place finish, NBC, with a 1.6 rating/5 share, brought on an average “Last Comic Standing” (1.9/6) and a frightening 1.0/3 for “Fear Itself.”

ABC’s (1.8/5) “Hopkins” showed a pulse, increasing 20% from last week. ABC was fourth with a 1.3 rating/4 share, while The CW was fifth with a 0.5 rating/2 share.

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