NBC Wins Wednesday Ratings Battle With Talent Competitions

Jun 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Competition shows “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice” combined to give NBC a ratings win Wednesday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. President Obama’s live speech early in prime time means the numbers will face significant adjustments.

NBC finished the night with a 3.3 average rating in adults 18-49, with its closest competition coming from Spanish-language broadcaster Univision with a 2.6 average. Trailing were Fox (2.0 average), ABC (1.2) and CBS (1.1).

NBC had a huge lead in total viewers, averaging 11.1 million to 5.8 million for Fox, 5.6 million for CBS, 5.4 million for Univision and 4.3 million for ABC.

At 8 p.m. NBC’s "The Voice" averaged a 2.9 in the 18-49 demographic. At 8:30, Fox’s "So You Think You Can Dance" had a 2.1 in the same demo.

At 9 p.m. "The Voice" and "America’s Got Talent" combined to average a 3.8 in the 18-49 demographic, while the rest of "So You Think You Can Dance" had a mean score of 2.1 in the 18-49 demographic.

The lone new show at 10 p.m. was ABC’s "Primetime Nightline," which had a 1.35 average in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

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