Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Tops Evening Despite 15% Decline

“So You Think You Can Dance” climbs 20% for second place; “Love in the Wild” down 14% from last week’s premiere

Last Updated: July 7, 2011 @ 9:41 AM

NBC's "America's Got Talent" took the highest ratings on Wednesday night, despite a marked decline compared to the previous week, according to preliminary numbers.

Airing at 9 p.m., "Talent" — which aired highlights from the show's Las Vegas auditions — slipped 15 percent compared to last Wednesday's airing, garnering a 3.5 rating/10 share in the adults 18-49 demographic and 12.5 million total viewers. The network's primetime roster was filled out with "Minute to Win It" at 8, which was up 8 percent compared to its last original airing on June 8 with a 1.4/5 in the demo and 5.3 million total viewers, and the new dating competition "Love in the Wild," which was down 14 percent versus the previous week's premiere with a 1.9/5 in the demo and 5.8 million total viewers.

At Fox, "So You Think You Can Dance" from 8 to 10 p.m. jumped 20 percent compared to last Wednesday with its Top 14 performance episode, grabbing the Number Two spot of the evening with a 2.4/7 in the demo and 6.3 million total viewers.

With the exception of "Nightline Primetime" at 10, which detailed Casey Anthony's not-guilty verdict and drew a 1.3/4 in the demo and 5.4 million total viewers, ABC ran reruns. CBS ran repeats throughout the evening.