July 24, 2006 11:19 PM by Joe Blackmon
It’s “Wednesday Night Fever” as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE gets closer to naming America’s favorite dancer. Only four contestants will make it to the final showdown in the two-part season finale airing on two consecutive Wednesdays, Wednesday, Aug. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, Aug. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
In part one of the season finale on Aug. 9, the Final 4 will perform in hopes of winning America’s votes. After the show, viewers will have two hours to cast their votes for their favorite dancers.
On the night everyone has been waiting for, part two of the season finale on Aug. 16, the voting results will be revealed and America’s favorite dancer will be crowned. The winner will dance away with a $100,000 cash prize, along with a new car and a one-year contract with Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show, “A New Day.”
Compared to its performance last summer, the Wed/Thu average of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE shows impressive gains, increasing +19% among Adults 18-49 (3.8/12 vs. 3.2/10), +21% among Adults 18-34 (4.0/13 vs. 3.3/11), +13% among Teens (2.7/11 vs. 2.4/9) and +19% in Total Viewers (9.5 vs. 8.0 Mil).
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.