Despite 32 percent drop in key demo, "America's Got Talent" earns most-watched status
On a low-rated Wednesday night loaded with repeats, "So You Think You Can Dance" and "America's Got Talent" shared first place in ratings, with Fox scoring an overall win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.
"So You Think You Can Dance," which filled Fox's primetime slate from 8 to 10 p.m., was down 10 percent from its last airing two weeks ago. But it still snagged the night's top ratings in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, giving Fox an average 1.9 rating/6 share for the night. The network also took first in total viewers with 5.7 million.
Univision edged out NBC for second place in the demo with a 1.4/5 and fifth in total viewers with 3.8 million.
NBC took third place in ratings and second in total viewers with a 1.4/4 and 5.5 million. The network aired repeats throughout the night aside from "Talent" at 9. Despite a 32 percent drop from two weeks ago, "AGT" tied "Dance" for first with a 1.9/6, and scored first place in total viewers with 7.9 million.
ABC came in fourth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.1/4 and 3.9 million. Aside from "ABC News: Final Witness" at 10, which posted a 1.1/3 and drew 4.3 million total viewers, the network aired repeats.
CBS took fifth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and third in total viewers with 5.1 million. Following "Dogs in the City" at 8, which drew a 0.9/3 and received 4.7 million total viewers, the network aired reruns.