TV ratings: 'Healing in the Heartland' concert and 'Masterchef' lead Wednesday

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healing-heartland-rtgs.JPGFast National ratings for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NBC's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert scored Wednesday night's biggest audience as it raised money for victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. It was also the No. 2 show of the night in adults 18-49, trailing FOX's "Masterchef," which improved on its numbers from last week.

The other cooking contest on the air Wednesday didn't do so well. "The American Baking Competition" on CBS managed only a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.

NBC averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households in primetime. CBS (5.7 million, 3.9/7) finished second overall, a little ahead of FOX (5.4 million, 3.3/6). ABC took fourth with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.8/5. The CW drew 1.3 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

FOX posted a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the demographic race. NBC finished second with a 1.5. ABC's 1.1 was good enough for third, edging CBS' 1.0. The CW averaged 0.4 in the demo.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC:
"Dateline" (7.1 million viewers, 4.9/9)
FOX: "Masterchef" (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
CBS: "The American Baking Competition" series premiere (5 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.3 million, 2.9/5)/"Family Tools" (3.6 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "Masterchef" (2.0)

9 p.m.

NBC:
Special - "Healing in the Heartland" (8.6 million, 5.5/9)
FOX: "Masterchef" (5.8 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (5.2 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/5)/"How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)" (4 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: "Supernatural" rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Masterchef" (2.4)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" rerun (7 million, 4.7/8)
ABC: "The Lookout" premiere (4.1 million, 2.8/5)
NBC: "Chicago Fire" rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "CSI" and "The Lookout" tied at 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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