CBS won the night Wednesday on the strength of growing ratings for "Big Brother" as NBC's "Love in the Wild" ended its season with a summer low and "America's Got Talent" also inched down to a summer low, according to preliminary numbers.
"Big Brother" at 8 climbed 11 percent over last Wednesday's performance to garner the night's top ratings with a 3.1/10 in the 18-49 demographic and 7.9 million total viewers. That gave the network — which ran repeats throughout the rest of its primetime roster — an overall win for the night with an average of 2.0/6 in the demo.
NBC's "Minute to Win It" at 8 p.m. was flat since last week with a 1.2 rating/4 share in the adults 18-49 demographic and 4.6 million total viewers. "America's Got Talent" followed at 9, slipping 4 percent compared to last week but still taking the evening's second-highest ratings with a 2.4/7 in the demo and 9.4 million total viewers (which also made it the most-viewed program of the night). "Love in the Wild," which premiered on June 29, closed out the evening — and its season — at 10, tying last week's low with a 1.4/4 in the demo and 4.4 million total viewers.
ABC ran reruns, with the exception of "Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief" at 10, which ran flat with last week, taking a 1.3/4 and 4.3 million total viewers.
Fox ran only repeats.