Ratings: ‘Talent’ Edges Out ‘Big Brother’ as Top Rated Show

“SYTYCD” comes in third

Last Updated: July 21, 2011 @ 9:51 AM

NBC's "America's Got Talent" was the highest-rated show Wednesday, edging out CBS's "Big Brother" and having an easier time against Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," the only new network program it faced in its timeslot. Fox won the night overall.

At 9 p.m., "Talent" scored a 2.6 rating/8 share in the 18-49 demographic and 9.9 million total viewers. It was down 13 percent from last week for its lowest-rated original episode of the summer, but that was still good enough for a win. At 10, the new reality show "Love in the Wild" was down 6 percent in its fourth week, scoring a 1.5/4 in the demo and 4.6 million total viewers. NBC re-ran the debut of "It's Worth What?" at 8.

"Big Brother," also at 8, scored a 2.5/9 and 7 million total viewers. The show, the only original aired by CBS Wednesday, was the night's second highest-rated show. (Although a "CSI" rerun at 10 was only tied for the fourth-highest-rated show, it had the second-most total viewers after "Talent": 7.3 million.)

"So You Think You Can Dance," from 8-10, was the third-highest-rated show, scoring a 1.9/6 and 5.4 million total viewers.

ABC's only new offering of the night, "Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief," had a 0.9/3 at 10.