Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Hits All-Time Low – But Still Beats ‘BH90210’

Fox wins Wednesday demo, NBC takes total-viewers title

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Fox’s “BH90210” didn’t put up as impressive Nielsen numbers Wednesday as the “Beverly Hills, 90210” meta-revival did with its week-ago debut — but it still did well enough to carry Fox to a primetime win among adults 18-49.

Meanwhile, “America’s Got Talent” hit an all-time low in the key demo for the long-running competition series, but was still the highest-rated show of the night, with CBS’ “Big Brother” coming in second and “BH90210” placing third.

Wednesday’s total-viewers win went to NBC thanks to “AGT’s” first Live Results show of the season, plus the return of new competition series “Songland,” which has shifted to Wednesdays from Tuesdays after a six-week hiatus.

Fox was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and fourth in total viewers with an average of 2.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “MasterChef” had a 0.8/4 and 3 million viewers. “BH90210” at 9 scored a 0.9/5 and 2.6 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.7/4 and first in viewers with 4.6 million. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 earned a 1.1/6 and 7.7 million viewers. At 9, “Songland” received a 0.7/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 10, “The InBetween” received a 0.4/2 and 2.4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and fourth in viewers with 3.1 million. “Big Brother” at 8 put up a 1.0/6 and 4.3 million viewers. Repeats followed.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and third in viewers with 3.2 million. Following an encore, the “Card Sharks” finale at 9 managed a 0.5/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 10, “Match Game” settled for a 0.5/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 875,000.


The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 566,000. At 8, “Bulletproof” had a 0.1/1 and 635,000 viewers. At 9, “Hypnotize Me” ended the night with a 0.1/1 and 497,000 viewers.