Viewing figures for episode two of BBC So You Think You Can Dance 2011 dropped to 3.8 million according to overnight BARB ratings.

The second week of dance auditions only obtained a 20.7% audience share from its start at 6.30pm against 3.95 million on ITV1 which was showing Ant & Dec’s Push The Button at the same time.

It comes at the same time that the programme received negative ratings from TV critics, slating the show as “inept,” “bogus” and “tedious.”

So You Think You Can Dance, which is in its second series on the BBC, is a UK version of the popular US dance contest on Fox.