Ratings: CBS Slightly Ahead on Reality’s Biggest Night

Three top series faced off Wednesday night and “Big Brother” emerged as the champ

For the past three weeks, three of TV's biggest reality shows– "America's Got Talent," "Masterchef" and "Big Brother," have aired together on Wednesday night. Their first matchup was essentially a draw. Last week, Fox was victorious with "Masterchef." Yesterday, CBS got a slight win with "Big Brother."

TOP DOG "Big Brother" was the night's top show with a 2.8 rating/10 share in the key adults 18-49 demographic from 8-9 p.m. Overall, CBS averaged a 2.0/6 in from 8-11 p.m.

JUST MISSED Technically, Fox tied CBS with a 2.0/6, but they run a shorter 8-10 p.m. primetime schedule and "Big Brother" was the overall champ, so we're scoring this as a win for CBS. Fox aired a two-hour episode of the Gordon Ramsay kitchen competition "Masterchef."

BRONZE MEDAL "America's Got Talent" scored a nice 2.5/7 from 9-10 p.m., but NBC was in third place overall with a 1.9/6 primetime average. The rest of NBC's lineup consisted of the game show "Minute to Win It" and a repeat of "Law & Order SVU."

SAD COUNTRY SONG ABC and Univision were tied in fifth place with each posting a 1.7/5 primetime average. ABC aired the Country Music Association's annual "Music Festival," which was down 15 percent from last years telecast.