TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' stays on top Wednesday as 'Big Brother' rises

agt-8-july-17-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Part 2 of the semifinal cuts on "America's Got Talent" carried NBC to victory Wednesday night and also helped "Camp" hold its ground in the ratings.

"Camp" finished within a tenth of a point of its adults 18-49 rating for last week's premiere, although it once again dropped off markedly in its second half-hour. "Big Brother" was up a little bit for CBS, and "Masterchef" was flat in viewers and down a bit in adults 18-49 for FOX.

NBC delivered 7.7 milion viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households for the night, beating CBS (5.7 million, 3.7/7) by about 2 million people. FOX took third with 4.4 million viewers and a 2.8/5. ABC (2.7 million, 1.9/3) finished fourth, and The CW (908,000, 0.7/1) brought up the rear.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC led the way with a 2.0 rating. FOX, 1.6, edged CBS, 1.5, for second place. ABC (0.7) and The CW (0.3) were at the back of the pack.

8 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" rerun (7.7 million viewers, 4.8/9 households)
CBS: "Big Brother" (6.3 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: "Masterchef" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (3.2 million, 2.3/4)/"Suburgatory" rerun (2.3 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (989,000, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.1)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" (11 million, 6.6/11)
FOX: "Masterchef" (5.55 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (4.9 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (2.6 million, 1.8/3)/"The Neighbors" rerun (2.1 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: "Supernatural" rerun (827,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (2.8)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" rerun (6.1 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: "Camp" (4.5 million, 2.7/5)
ABC: "The Lookout" (3 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "Camp" (1.4)

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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