"MasterChef" has a surprise guest
With an all "MasterChef" schedule, Fox finished first in ratings and second in total viewers Wednesday. NBC was second in ratings and tops in total viewers, led by "America's Got Talent."
Fox had a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and an average of 5.8 million total viewers, according to preliminary numbers.
"MasterChef" at 8 p.m. earned a 2.0/7 and 5.3 million viewers. A second new episode at 9 was the highest-rated program of the night, receiving a 2.4/7 and 6.3 million viewers. "MasterChef" had a surprise guest in Paula Deen, but she likely didn't affect ratings since her appearance wasn't promoted.
NBC had a 1.5/5 in the key demo and 6.4 million total viewers. Following a rerun, "America's Got Talent" at 9 earned a 2.2/6 and 9.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched show in primetime. "Camp" at 10 earned a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers.
CBS and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.3/4. CBS was third in total viewers with 5.5 million. Univision was fourth in viewers with 3.3 million. For CBS, "Big Brother" at 8 earned a 2.0/7 and 6.3 million viewers. Reruns followed.
ABC was in fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in total viewers with 3.2 million. Following repeats, "Nightline: The Lookout" at 10 received a 0.8/2 and 3.3 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers, with 976,000. It aired only reruns.