Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Tops ‘America’s Got Talent’ in Key Demo, But Both Dip From Last Week

NBC wins Wednesday primetime overall with competition series combo

Last Updated: September 6, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

“Big Brother” won another Wednesday primetime, leaving NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” to take second in the key adults 18-49 range, in overnight numbers from Nielsen.

However, both powerhouse broadcast programs took small hits from their respective demo numbers on the same night last week, dropping about a tenth of a point each.

Meanwhile, “Big Brother”s trophy for top-rated program didn’t give CBS overall Wednesday wins, which were reserved for NBC in both the key demo and total viewers, thanks to its combo of “AGT” and “World of Dance.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8, “America’s Got Talent,” scored a 1.4/7 and 9.7 million viewers. “World of Dance” at 9 posted a 1.0/5 and 5.2 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and third in viewers with 3.4 million. “Masterchef” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 3.6 million viewers. At 9, another episode of “Masterchef” received a 1.0/4 and 3.6 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 3.8 million. At 8, “Big Brother” landed a 1.5/7 and 5.4 million viewers. Encores filled the rest of the network’s primetime block.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.3 million, airing all reruns.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and 575,000 total viewers. “Burden of Truth” at 8 managed a 0.1/1 and 663,000 viewers, and was followed up by a repeat.