Good news for the Nigel Lythgoe summer dance show, So You Think You Can Dance. Last night’s premiere rating are in and they are up over last year’s.

From TVByTheNumbers

Of course Fox, led by So You Think You Can Dance topped the broadcast ratings on the first night of broadcast primetime summer, it was the only new show on the English broadcast networks! The show’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating was up 7% from last year’s premiere on 5/27/10, and the average viewership of 9.1 million was its best since 5/24/07.

Could the publicity around the return of the irrepressible Mary Murphy have something to do with the upswing?

 
  • Valentin432

    Maybee it was Mary Murphy, I’m thinking the adds during every American Idol show had also something to do with it along with 1 year without a new season which might have renewed the interest.

    Another good news is the ratings were going up at every half hour, which is a good sign for next week.

  • koshka

    I was looking on the net for info on where the auditions were and came across this schedule.. thought I’d post in case someone else was wondering. I’m assuming its correct.

    May 26, 2011: Atlanta & Bay Area Auditions
    June 1, 2011: New York & Salt Lake City Auditions
    June 2, 2011: Los Angeles Auditions
    June 8, 2011: Vegas Week
    June 9, 2011: Top 20 Revealed/Meet The Top 20 Performances
    June 15, 2011: First Live Performance Show
    June 16, 2011: First Live Results Show

  • Pam

    Mary coming back could have had something to do with it. For me, it just felt like such a different show without her. We had some great contestants last year but it was like something was missing. I’m thrilled she’s back!

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahruth3 Sarah

    Thanks Koshka! I was just about to go look for that.

    So they are doing live performance shows now?Did they do that last season? I can’t remember. I’m going to be in LA on vacation in late June so my roommate & I are investigating how to get tix to a taping. So if anyone has any tips, please let me know!

  • Valentin432

    Did they do that last season?

    Yes they began the live tapings last year.
    Good luck with finding tickets.

  • stwbcross

    I’m really happy to see Mary back. I hated Mia as a judge.