Ratings: J Lo’s ‘World of Dance’ Hits a Wednesday High

“America’s Got Talent” and “Big Brother” battled it out beforehand

Last Updated: August 23, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Jennifer Lopez’s “World of Dance” hit a Wednesday high in TV ratings, when the dance competition series paired nicely with “America’s Got Talent” for a comfortable NBC win.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.5/8 and 9.5 million viewers. From 9-11, “World of Dance” put up a 1.2/5 and 5.1 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.0/5, but finished fourth in viewers with 3.3 million. “MasterChef” was the only show on its schedule, averaging those aforementioned Nielsen numbers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 3.8 million. “Big Brother” at 8 landed a 1.6/8 and 5.7 million viewers. Reruns followed.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and third in viewers with 3.5 million. Following repeats, British monarchy exploration “The Story of the Royals” from 9-11 had a 0.6/3 and 4 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 745,000. “Burden of Truth” at 8 got a 0.2/1 and 860,000 viewers. A rerun followed.