‘Talent’ Fuels Another Ratings Win for NBC

Aug 8, 2013  •  Post A Comment

"America’s Got Talent" continued its winning ways Wednesday night, rising from its week-ago number, ranking as the top show on broadcast prime and fueling an overall ratings win for NBC, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that "Talent" delivered a 2.5 average rating in viewers 18-49, a 4% improvement from last week. NBC’s "Camp" was also up, climbing 9% from a week ago to a 1.2.

Going head-to-head with "Talent" at 9 p.m., Fox’s "MasterChef" managed a respectable 2.2 in the 18-49 demo, helping Fox place a close second for the night even while slipping 4% from the previous week.

CBS’s "Big Brother" equaled last week’s 2.1 average in 18-49, and ABC’s "The Lookout" also equaled last week’s number, a 0.9. The rest of the broadcast lineup consisted of repeat programming.

For prime time overall, NBC’s 1.7 average rating 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 won total viewers, averaging 6.8 million to outpace CBS (5.6 million), Fox (4.1 million), ABC (3.2 million) and Univision (3.2 million).

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