NBC Rides ‘Talent’ to Another Win as ‘Big Brother’ Slips

Aug 1, 2013  •  Post A Comment

CBS’s "Big Brother" continues to see erosion in its viewer numbers, based on Wednesday’s Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the reality show lost three-tenths of a point from last week to settle for a 2.0, as the show’s bump from contestants’ racist comments appears to have subsided.

NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" also slipped, one-tenth of a point, but still finished as the top show of the night with a 2.3 in viewers 18-49, helping the network claim a narrow victory for the night. NBC’s "Camp" was up two-tenths to a 1.2.

Fox saw "MasterChef" tumble one-tenth to a 2.2 in the 18-49 demo as the network came in a close second behind NBC for prime time overall.

ABC aired just one fresh program, "The Lookout," which finished third at 10 p.m. with a 0.9 in 18-49, rising one-tenth from a week ago.

For prime time overall, NBC’s 1.7 average led the way in adults 18-49, followed by Fox (1.6 average), CBS (1.4), Univision (1.2) and ABC (0.8). NBC also led total viewers, averaging 6.9 million to outpace CBS (5.7 million), Fox (4.0 million), Univision (3.2 million) and ABC (3.2 million).

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