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Ratings: ‘Night Shift’ Finale Helps NBC Hold Off Fox

Not as much as ”America’s Got Talent“ does, of course

NBC’s “Night Shift” finale helped “America’s Got Talent” hold off Fox and “MasterChef” for a Wednesday win.

The “AGT” broadcaster was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. A “Talent” recap at 8 p.m. ET had a 1.3/5 and 4.2 million viewers. At 9, the real “AGT” earned a 2.1/8 and 10.8 million viewers. “Night Shift” at 10 posted a 1.2/4 and 5.8 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and in viewers with 4.2 million, airing just two hours of “MasterChef.”

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4 million. “Big Brother” at 8 p.m. ET put up a 1.8/7 and 6.2 million viewers. Following a rerun, “American Gothic” at 10 received a 0.5/2 and 2.6 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.8 million., running all repeats.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW and Univision tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.57 million, Univision was seventh with 1.47 million viewers.

For CW, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million viewers. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 9 got a 0.4/2 and 1.4 million viewers. A rerun followed.