Talent” edges “Big Brother” for night’s top ratings

NEW YORK - NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was the highest-rated show Wednesday, edging out CBS’s “Big Brother” and having an easier time against Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” the only new network program it faced in its timeslot.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Fri 22 Jul 2011, 12:24 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:50 AM

At 9 p.m., “Talent” scored a 2.6 rating/8 share in the 18-49 demographic group and 9.9 million total viewers. It was down 13 percent from last week for its lowest-rated original episode of the summer, but that was still good enough for a win. At 10 p.m., the new reality show “Love in the Wild” was down 6 percent in its fourth week, scoring a 1.5 rating/4 share in the demographic group and 4.6 million total viewers. NBC re-ran the debut of “It’s Worth What?” at 8 p.m.

“Big Brother,” also at 8 p.m., scored a 2.5 rating/9 share and 7 million total viewers. The show, the only original aired by CBS Wednesday, was the night’s second highest-rated show. While a “CSI” rerun at 10 p.m. was only tied for the fourth-highest-rated show, it had the second-most total viewers after “Talent”: 7.3 million.

“So You Think You Can Dance,” from 8-to-10 was the third-highest-rated show, scoring a 1.9 rating/6 share and 5.4 million total viewers.

ABC’s only new offering of the night, “Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief,” had a 0.9/3 at 10 p.m.

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