The hot whether at the weekend hastened the decline of So You Think You Dance's ratings, with the reality dance competition bringing in just 3.4 million viewers for its final auditions episode. With the live programmes kicking off on Saturday the future for the show looks bleak.
3.43 million viewers - a 20% share - tuned into Saturday's show from 18:30, where judges Arlene Phillips, Louise Redknapp, Sisco Gomez and Nigel Lythgoe revealed their final top 20. Tough competition from ITV1's premiere of Mamma Mia! didn't help the show, with the musical movie hitting a high of more than 6 million.
Despite the worrying numbers, a BBC insider told The Sun that bosses were still fully behind the show and suggested it shouldn't be ruled out just yet. "The last series went out in January so it was cold dark nights versus lovely sunshine now," the source commented.
He added: "You can't compare like for like. This is a bigger, longer-running series."