NBC's reliable numbers-grabber slips 22 percent; “So You Think You Can Dance, meanwhile,” slips 25 percent on a night of declines
During an evening that generally saw big declines across the board, "America's Got Talent" took the top honors despite a steep drop, according to preliminary numbers.
"Talent," on NBC at 9 p.m., was down 22 percent from last week with a 2.8 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, with 11 million total viewers. "Minute to Win It" the preceding hour was also down versus last week, suffering a 14 percent slide with a 1.2/4 in the demo and 4.8 million total viewers. The network closed the night out with the new reality series "Love in the Wild," which dropped 11 percent for its lowest-rated telecast this summer with a 1.7/5 in the demo and 5 million total viewers.
CBS ran repeats throughout the night, with the exception of "Big Brother" at 8, which was the only original show to see an increase Wednesday night. The episode enjoyed a 4 percent uptick over the previous week (and received the second-highest ratings of the night) with a 2.6/9 in the demo and 7.2 million total viewers.
At Fox, "So You Think You Can Dance" was down 25 percent compared to last week, registering a 1.8/6 in the demo and 5.4 million total viewers.
ABC's sole original programming for the evening, "Nightline Primetime" at 10, tumbled 31 percent compared to last week with a 0.9/3 in the demo and 4.1 million total viewers.