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

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

Last Updated: September 1, 2016 @ 12:15 PM

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.