Thanks to a “Big Brother” rise and an “America’s Got Talent” slip, CBS finished first in the key demographic on Wednesday. NBC, which tied for second with Univision in the 18-49 demo, claimed a victory in total viewers.
Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” dipped to a new regular episode low, while NBC’s “Talent” tied a prior one.
CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo and second in viewers with an average of 5.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “Big Brother” was the highest-rated show of the night with a 2.3/8 and had 6.6 million viewers. “Extant” at 9 got a 1.0/3 and 5.6 million viewers.
NBC and Univision tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.3. Univision had a 5 share, NBC had a 4. NBC was first in viewers with 6.6 million, Univision was fifth with 3.2 million.
For NBC, following a rerun, “America’s Got Talent” received a 1.8/6 — flat with last week’s fast national number, which rose one-tenth in the finals. “AGT” had a night-high 9.2 million viewers on Wednesday. “Taxi Brooklyn” at 10 got a 0.9/3 and 4.9 million viewers.
ABC and Fox tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. ABC was third in viewers with 3.6 million, and Fox was fourth with 3.4 million.
For ABC, following repeats, “Motive” at 10 had a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers.
For Fox, “SYTYCD” was the only show on the schedule.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.5 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1.1 million. At 8, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” rose a tenth to a 0.6/2 and had 1.7 million viewers. A repeat followed.