TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' wins Wednesday for NBC

piers-morgan-sharon-osbourne-howie-mandel-americas-got-talent-320.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"America's Got Talent"
helped NBC win the overall night. It also took the 18-49 demographic by a slim margin over FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance."

NBC averaged 8.7 million viewers, up 350K from last week, and a 5.3 rating/10 share among households in primetime. FOX took second with 5.8, down 500K from last week, and a 3.6/7. CBS was third with 5.2 million, 3.6/7 and ABC was fourth with 3.6 million, 2.4/4. The CW drew 1.0 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

In the 18-49 demographic, the order remained the same with NBC at 2.3, FOX at 2.2, CBS at 1.2, ABC at 0.9 and the CW at 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" rerun (7.3 million viewers, 4.4/8 households)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.8 million, 3.7/7)
ABC: "The Middle" reruns - two episodes (3.98 million, 2.6/5)
CBS: "How I Met Your Mother" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/5)/"Rules of Engagement" rerun (3.6 million, 2.6/5)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/2)

18-49 leader: "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.1)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" (12.8 million, 7.4/13)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.9 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.0 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/5)/"Cougar Town" rerun (2.98 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (908K, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (3.4)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: NY" rerun (5.9 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (6.0 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3.4 million, 2.3/4)

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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