So You Think You Can Dance 100th Episode Viewer Ratings

Last night on CTV, the 100th episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE lit up televisions across Canada with 1.94 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode ever of the series on CTV and the #1 broadcast of the summer on Canadian television*. With an homage to Judy Garland performed by Katie Holmes, the return of Emmy® Award-winning routines by SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE alumni and the elimination of Janette Manrara and Jason Glover from the competition, the action-packed results episode stole the show last night with highest number of viewers ever among total viewers and the key demos A18-49 and A25-54 over the series’ five-season history.** The episode easily won the night nationally and in all three metered markets.

Up 30% compared to the season-to-date average, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE peaked at 2.26 million viewers as dance devotees tuned in to watch Katie Holmes sing and dance just before the shocking elimination of Jason and the judges’ favourite to win the competition, Jannette.

Only ETALK was there to catch all the emotional moments and exclusive reactions from cast and dancers backstage. On tonight’s show, airing at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, ETALK gets the inside scoop from host Cat Deeley on Katie Holmes’ performance and rehearsal.

Next week, the Top 6 dancers return to the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE stage to compete for a spot in the coveted Final Four. Tune in to CTV on Wednesday, July 29 at 8 p.m. ET for the final performance episode before the finale featuring Ade, Brandon, Evan, Jeanine, Kayla and Melissa. On Thursday, July 30 at 9 p.m. ET, Jamaican dancehall superstar Sean Paul performs his new hit “So Fine” and AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW winners JabbaWockeeZ also perform before two more dancers will leave the competition. The two-night Season 5 finale will air Wednesday, August 5 at 9 p.m. ET and Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

* Non-Sports, BBM Nielsen Media Research Preliminary Overnight Reports, May 25 – July 23, 2009
** BBM Nielsen Media Research, Preliminary Overnight Reports

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