Modest Premiere Ratings for CW Shows as Reality Again Wins the Night

Sep 9, 2010  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Fox’s “MasterChef” and CBS’s “Big Brother” were the top-rated shows in the Nielsens for the 18-49 demo Wednesday night, TVbytheNumbers reported.

“Big Brother” led all shows in the 8 p.m. hour with a 2.6 rating in the demo, while the first hour of “MasterChef” had a 2.3 and NBC’s ‘Minute to Win It” scored a 1.8 rating. The season premiere of “America’s Next Top Model” on CW managed a 1.3 in the demo.

“MasterChef” climbed to a 2.6 rating in the demo for the 9 p.m. hour, just behind “America’s Got Talent” with a 2.7. The series premiere of CW’s “Hellcats” settled for a 1.2 rating in the demo, but built on its "Top Model" lead-in in total viewers with 2.99 million to "Model’s" 2.88 million.

At 10 p.m. NBC won the battle of the repeats, with “Law & Order: SVU” scoring a 1.8 rating in the demo.

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