TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' gets another Wednesday win

prince-poppy-cock.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

"So You Think You Can Dance" got a bit of a ratings bump Wednesday as it entered its homestretch, but NBC and "America's Got Talent" remained at the top of the Nielsen heap.

NBC led the night with 7.5 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/8 share in households. CBS (6.4 million, 4.1/7) beat out FOX (6.1 million, 3.6/6) for second place. ABC (3.8 million, 2.6/5) finished fourth, and The CW trailed with 1.2 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 2.2 rating edged FOX's 2.1 for the lead. CBS took third with a 1.7. ABC averaged 1.1 in the demo and The CW 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother 12" (6.9 million viewers, 4.1/7 households)
NBC: "Minute to Win It" (6.7 million, 3.8/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.1 million, 3.6/7)
ABC: "The Middle" reruns - two episodes (4.2 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/1)

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

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" results (10 million, 5.9/10)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (7.1 million, 4.6/8)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (6.1 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (4.2 million, 2.7/5)/"Cougar Town" rerun (3.1 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "Plain Jane" (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (2.7)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Law & Order: SVU" rerun (5.85 million, 3.8/7)
CBS: "CSI: NY" rerun (5.3 million, 3.7/7)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3.6 million, 2.5/5)

18-49 leader: "Law & Order: SVU" (1.8)

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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