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Primetime Ratings: ‘Last Comic Standing’ Premieres Down, NBC Wins Wednesday

The ninth cycle of NBC’s Last Comic Standing earned a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 Wednesday, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, down 12% from last summer’s premiere. The episode pulled in 6 million viewers, the most since the fifth-cycle finale in 2007 for the series.

NBC won the top spot Wednesday with a 1.4 rating/ 5 share.

Fox and CBS tied for second with a 1.1/4.

Fox’s MasterChef dipped a tenth from last week to a 1.4, while the premiere of Home Free pulled in a 0.9.

CBS’ Big Brother fell 10% to a 1.8 and Extant, debuting in a new time period, rose 17% to a 0.7.

ABC and The CW aired repeats.