TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'Masterchef' rise Wednesday, 'America's Got Talent' steady

agt-8-aug-21-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

FOX's "Masterchef" and CBS' "Big Brother" both improved on their ratings from last week "Masterchef" was once again the night's top show among adults 18-49, and "Big Brother" was close behind.

"America's Got Talent," meanwhile, captured the night's biggest total audience on the broadcast networks with numbers more or less even with a week ago. Both "The Lookout" and "Camp" were down at 10 p.m.

NBC drew 6.15 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share in households in primetime, beating the 5.5 million and 3.6/6 for second-place CBS. FOX (4.2 million, 2.6/4) came in third. ABC (3.1 million, 2.1/4) finished fourth, and The CW (1.1 million, 0.8/1) trailed.

FOX grabbed the top spot in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating. CBS and NBC tied for second at 1.4. ABC posted a 0.8 and The CW a 0.3.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.3 million viewers, 4.0/7)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5.8 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (3.6 million, 2.5/4)/"Last Man Standing" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Masterchef" rerun (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.2)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" (9.2 million, 5.6/9)
FOX: "Masterchef" (5.5 million, 3.3/5)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (3.3 million, 2.2/4)/"The Neighbors" rerun (2.4 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Supernatural" rerun (891,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Masterchef" (2.3)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" rerun (5.7 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: "Camp" (3.4 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: "The Lookout" (2.9 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "CSI" (1.1)

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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