[07/22/05 - 12:00 AM]
Summer Nights Are Sizzling as More Than 21 Million People Tuned in to the Premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance"

[via press release from FOX]


Expanded 90-Minute Episode to be Followed by a Special Dance-Themed Encore of MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE Wednesday, July 27, on FOX

More than 21 million people tuned in to all or part of the series premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Wednesday on FOX. The show ranked No. 1 in its time period in all key measures, including Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Teens. FOX delivered this summer's highest-rated night of entertainment programming on ANY network among Adults 18-49. It also marked FOX's highest-rated telecast this summer among Adults 18-49.

FOX will keep this dance craze going with an expanded, 90-minute episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Wednesday, July 27 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT)! Tune in next week as the auditions go to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. The second episode will feature more talented hopefuls and more unforgettable characters who line up to show the producers they have what it takes to be the next dance sensation.

After episode 2 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, FOX stays in a dancing mood with a special encore presentation of MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. In the "Ida's Dance" episode, Lois and her mother perform in their own dance competition, with hilarious results.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Allen Shapiro.

About 19 Entertainment

19 is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music-based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands." 19 has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, music, film, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. To date, 19 has been involved in the creation of 106 No. 1 singles and 83 No. 1 albums, with an impressive tally of 281 Top 40 albums and 430 Top 40 singles.

About dick clark productions
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions has grown to become a leading independent producer of a wide range of TV programming for broadcast/cable networks, distributors and advertisers. The Company has produced thousands of shows and specials in all genres and for all day parts, including such perennial hits as "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," "The American Music Awards," the "Golden Globe Awards," the "Bloopers" specials and series, the "Daytime Emmy Awards" and the "Academy of Country Music Awards," among others. The Company also is a leading creator of award-winning communications experiences from live events and meetings to integrated marketing programs for major corporations.

  [july 2005]  


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