OK performances for 'Big Brother' and 'So You Think You Can Dance' spark FOX, CBS
CBS' "Big Brother
" and FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance
" both had decent nights, but it was an "America's Got Talent" results show that boosted NBC to the top of the ratings' heap on Wednesday night.
Among adults 18-49, NBC and FOX both posted a 2.2 rating to tie for first in the coveted demographic. CBS was a solid second with a 1.6 rating, topping the 1.0 rating for ABC and The CW's 0.4 rating.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 7.92 million viewers to go with a 4.8 rating/9 share, holding off the 4.0/7 for CBS. FOX was a close third with a 3.7/7. ABC's 2.4/4 and the 0.7/1 for The CW followed.
NBC's "Minute to Win It
" won the 8 p.m. hour overall with a 4.0/8, averaging nearly 6.6 million viewers. CBS' "Big Brother" was second with a 3.9/7 and won the hour in the key demo with a 2.3 rating. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" did a 3.7/7 for its first hour and came in second in the key demo. ABC was fourth with a 2.3/4 for "Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown" and a repeat of "The Middle." The Cw's "America's Next Top Model" repeat was fifth.
"America's Got Talent" delivered a 6.5/11 and a 3.0 demo rating, both tops for the 9 p.m. hour for NBC. CBS' repeat of "Criminal Minds" had a 4.3/7 for second. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" was steady with a 3.7/6 and remained second in the key demo for the hour. ABC's "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" repeats were fourth. On The CW, a second hour of "America's Next Top Model" was fifth with a 0.7/1.
In the 10 p.m. hour, repeats of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and CBS' "CSI: NY" both had a 3.8/7, but NBC had more viewers and a higher demo rating. A "Castle" repeat was third with a 2.7/5.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.