Fox's “MasterChef” is the night's highest-rated program
Fox won Wednesday night despite big declines for the “X Factor,” which hit a series low and lost its hour to CBS's “Big Brother.”
Fox was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 6.2 million, according to preliminary numbers.
The “X Factor” premiere at 8 p.m. received a 2.1/7 and 6.2 million viewers, down from last year's premiere. At 9, “Master Chef” earned a 2.4/7, making it the highest-rated show of the night. It received 6.2 million viewers.
CBS was second in ratings with a 1.5/4 and third in total viewers with 5.9 million. “Big Brother” earned a 2.2/7 at 8, along with 6.7 million viewers. Reruns followed.
NBC was third in ratings with a 1.4/4 and second in total viewers with 6.2 million. “Million Second Quiz” at 8 received a 1.2/4 and 5.2 million viewers. The show has dropped each night since its Monday premiere. But at 9, “America's Got Talent” got a 2.1/6 and 9.8 million viewers, making it primetime's most-watched program. “Camp” at 10 earned a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers.
Univision was fourth in ratings with a 1.3/4 and fifth in total viewers with 3.4 million.
ABC was in fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and fourth in total viewers with 3.6 million. It aired entirely reruns.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and seventh total viewers 1.05 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and sixth in total viewers, with 1.03 million, airing entirely repeats.