Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Beats ‘AGT,’ J Lo’s ‘World of Dance’ Tops Everything Else

NBC posts an easy outright primetime “W” on Wednesday

Last Updated: August 16, 2018 @ 8:54 AM

NBC won Wednesday primetime in both the key 18-49 ratings demographic and among total viewers, with its “AGT” results show and J. Lo’s “World of Dance.”

CBS’s “Big Brother” was able to best “America’s Got Talent” in the main demo when the two went head-to-head at 8 p.m. “AGT’s” total-viewer advantage, however, was vast.

Though CBS was primetime’s runner-up in terms of total viewers, Fox’s shorter and all-Gordon Ramsay lineup edged CBS in the main demo.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 posted a 1.5/7 and 9.6 million viewers. At 9, “World of Dance” from 9-11 p.m. put up a 1.1/5 and 5.2 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.9/5 and third in viewers with 3.2 million. “MasterChef” at 8 had a 0.9/5 and 3.3 million viewers. At 9, “24 Hours to Hell and Back” got a 1.0/4 and 3.2 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 3.8 million. “Big Brother” at 8 landed a 1.6/8 and 5.8 million viewers. Reruns followed.

ABC and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.2 million, airing all repeats; Telemundo was fifth with 1.2 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 774,000. “Burden of Truth” at 8 managed a 0.2/1 and 864,000 viewers. A rerun followed.