Ratings: NBC’s ‘Mr. Robinson’ and ‘Last Comic Standing’ Slip, But Network Still Edges CBS

“Big Brother” dips and “Extant” falls off 13 percent in key demo

NBC won Wednesday outright despite “Mr. Robinson” losing some premiere steam and “Last Comic Standing” suffering behind it.

It was a close one though, as CBS was a tight runner-up in both the key 18-49 demographic and in total viewers. Had “Extant” not slipped, things may have shaken out differently.

While “Mr. Robinson” was down 17 percent in the demo at 9 from its debut, a back-to-back episode matched the rating from last week’s second episode.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 p.m. enjoyed a slight uptick, posting a 1.6/6, and was the night’s most-watched program with 8.3 million total viewers. “Mr. Robinson” at 9 scored a 1.0/4 with 4.5 million total viewers, while a second episode at 9:30 pulled even with last week for a 1.0/3 with 3.5 million total viewers. “Last Comic Standing” rounded out the night for the network at 10, falling 20 percent to a season low of 1.2/4 with 4.3 million total viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 5.1 million. “Big Brother” at 8 ticked down to a 2.1/9 with 6.5 million total viewers, while “Extant” the following hour dropped 13 percent to a 0.7/3 with 4.5 million total viewers. A “Criminal Minds” repeat followed.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. “MasterChef” at 8 dipped in both the key demo and total viewers with a 1.4/6 and 4.6 million, respectively. “Home Free” the following hour drew even with last week for a 0.8/3 and ticked up in total viewers with 3 million.

ABC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. ABC, which aired repeats for the night, was fourth in total viewers with 3.2 million; Univision was fifth with 2.1 million.

Telemundo came in sixth in ratings and total viewers with a 0.7/3 and 1.7 million.

The CW, which averaged a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million total viewers for the night, aired “America’s Next Top Model,” which had a 0.5/2 with 1.4 million total viewers, followed by “A Wicked Offer,” which drew even with last week for a 0.3/1 and 1 million total viewers.