So You Think You Can Dance returns to BBC One with a disappointing 4.9 million viewers


So You Think You Can Dance returned for a second series on BBC One last night, recording a disappointing overnight viewing figure of 4.9 million viewers. The figure represents a sharp decline from last year's first series premiere, which saw an average of 6.44 million tune in during January.

4.87 million viewers tuned into last night's first audition show - a 22.6% share of the telly audience - from 7:10PM on BBC One. The show was beaten by ITV1 hit Harry Hill's TV Burp, which saw 5.15 million tune in, with a further 250,000 watching on ITV's new time shift service ITV1+1.

Elsewhere and it was Casualty which won the night, albeit with a rather low figure for the show of 5.42 million viewers. It was a bad nigh for most channels in fact, with Channel 5's CSI:NY dipping to 1.5 million and Ant & Dec's Push The Button falling back to sub-5 million ratings.

Over on Channel 4 and the fourth primetime repeat of Peter Kay's reality spoof show Britain's Got the Pop Factor scored 1.4 million between 9 and 11PM.

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