TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' dominates Wednesday

future-funk-agt-320.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"America's Got Talent" was the unquestioned ratings champ Wednesday night and led NBC to an overall ratings win in the process. FOX, however, managed to grab a share of the lead among adults 18-49.

NBC drew 7.9 million viewers and a 4.8 rating/9 share in households for the night. CBS (6.1 million, 4.0/7) came in second, a little bit ahead of FOX (6 million, 3.7/7). ABC took fourth with 3.7 million viewers and a 2.4/4, while The CW (1.1 million 0.7/1) was at the back of the pack.

FOX and NBC each scored a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic to share the lead. CBS' 1.6 was good enough for third. ABC scored a 1.0 in the demo and The CW a 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC:
"Minute to Win It" (6.6 million viewers, 4.0/8)
CBS: "Big Brother 12" (6.3 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.9 million, 3.7/7)
ABC: Special - "Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown" (3.9 million, 2.4/5)/"The Middle" rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.15 million, 0.8/2)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother 12" (2.3)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" (11.2 million, 6.5/11)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.3 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.1 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (4 million, 2.7/5)/"Cougar Town" rerun (2.8 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (3.0)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Law & Order: SVU" rerun (6 million, 3.8/7)
CBS: "CSI: NY" rerun (5.6 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (4 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "Law & Order: SVU" (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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