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Ratings: NBC Tops Fox (and Everyone Else) With Strong ‘AGT’ Semifinals Elimination Episode

It was the most-watched ”America’s Got Talent“ live Wednesday results show in six years, excluding the finals

NBC dropped Fox to second place last night with its “America’s Got Talent” semifinals results show.

As a matter of fact, the live “AGT” elimination episode was the series’ most-watched Wednesday one in six years — not counting the finals, of course.

CBS finished third among primetime’s key 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.1/9 and 11.7 million viewers. At 9, “Marlon” had a 1.3/5 and 5.5 million viewers. A second half-hour of the sitcom at 9:30 got a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. “Hollywood Game Night” at 10 received a 0.7/3 and 2.8 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and third in viewers with 3.8 million. The first hour of “MasterChef” at 8 posted a 1.1/5 and 3.6 million viewers. With softer competition, Hour 2 of the Gordon Ramsay cooking competition put up a 1.3/5 and 4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/4 and second in viewers with 4.3 million. “Big Brother” at 8 landed a 1.8/8 and 6.3 million viewers. “Salvation” at 9 managed a 0.5/2 and 3.5 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Telemundo was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.9 million.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.5 million, airing all repeats.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 774,000, running just reruns.