NBC finishes second in ratings and first in viewers thanks to competition show
“MasterChef” was the only series on Fox’s Wednesday schedule, and though the cooking competition hit a season low in the 8-10 p.m. block, it carried the network to a ratings win. However, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was the highest-rated and most-watched program in primetime.
Fox was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 5.2 million, according to preliminary numbers.
“MasterChef” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.9/6 and 4.9 million viewers. A second new episode at 9 received a 2.1/6 and 5.5 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 1.6/5 and first in total viewers with 6.5 million. Following a rerun, “America’s Got Talent” earned a 2.3/7 and 9.9 million viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night. “Camp” at 10 received a 1.0/3 and 3.5 million viewers.
CBS and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.4/4. CBS was second in total viewers with 5.7 million. Univision was fifth in viewers with 3.5 million. For CBS, before reruns, “Big Brother” at 8 earned a 2.2/7 and 6.6 million viewers.
ABC was in fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and fourth in total viewers with 3.8 million. Following repeats, “Nightline: The Lookout” earned a 1.0/3 and 3.8 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 1 million, airing entirely reruns.