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Ratings: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Season Premiere Tops Wednesday – as Does NBC

Net’s debut of ”The InBetween“ wins at 10 p.m., but can’t keep pace with reality competition lead-in

The series premiere of NBC’s “The InBetween” was somewhere in-between meh and decent, but it was enough to win the 10 p.m. hour. Lead-in “American Ninja Warrior” was primetime’s No. 1 show, and NBC won the evening.

Fox finished second in the key 18-49 demo last night when CBS was runner-up among total viewers. ABC aired all repeats on Wednesday.

For CBS, the Season 3 premiere of “NCIS: Cases” at 9 had a 0.4 rating/2 share and 3.7 million viewers. A second episode at 10, coded as a special, remained flat in the demo but shed 400,000 total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. The season premiere of “American Ninja Warrior” from 8-10 put up a 1.0/5 and 4.8 million viewers. At 10, “The Inbetween” debuted with a 0.6/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and third in viewers with 2.7 million. The Season 10 premiere of “MasterChef” at 8 landed a 0.8/4 and 3.1 million viewers. A rerun followed.

CBS, ABC and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.5. CBS and ABC had 3 shares, Telemundo got a 2. CBS was second in total viewers with 3.9 million, ABC was fourth with 2.5 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.3 million.

For CBS, “The Amazing Race” at 8 received a 0.8/4 and 4.8 million viewers. Those “NCIS: Cases” episodes followed.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 612,000. “My Last Days” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 668,000 viewers. At 9, “Jane the Virgin” managed a 0.2/1 and 555,000 viewers.