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

Last Updated: September 7, 2017 @ 11:13 AM

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.