Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ and ‘Big Brother’ Tie Atop Key Demo

But NBC competition blows everything away in total viewers

Last Updated: August 30, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

“America’s Got Talent” dominated Wednesday in terms of overall eyeballs, but the NBC competition show tied CBS’ “Big Brother” in the key ratings demo.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “AGT” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.5/7 and 9.8 million viewers. A two-hour “World of Dance,” which started at 9, posted a 1.1/6 and 5.1 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.0/5 and third in viewers with 3.4 million. “MasterChef” was the only show on Fox’s schedule, averaging those Nielsen numbers over the network’s two-hour primetime period.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 3.8 million. “Big Brother” at 8 landed a 1.5/7 and 5.7 million viewers. Reruns followed, dragging the network down from 9-11 p.m.

Telemundo was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and fourth in viewers with 2.3 million. ABC aired all repeats on Wednesday, including four sitcoms and a “Shark Tank” encore.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 546,000, running a pair of hour-long reruns.

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