Primetime Ratings: Robust ‘Talent’ Drives NBC to Win

NBC was the narrow winner in Wednesday ratings, scoring a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, and a 5 share. That was a wee bit better than Fox’s 1.2/5. The two split the win a week before.

The America’s Got Talent results show scored a 2.1, up 5% over last Wednesday’s performance. The first of a Marlon double run did a 1.3, up 18% over last week’s show. The second did a flat 1.0. Hollywood Game Night closed out prime at 0.7. It scored a 1.1 in its most recent airing.

Fox had MasterChef across its prime at a flat 1.2.

CBS did a 0.9/4. Big Brother posted a flat 1.8 and Salvation a level 0.5, before a Criminal Minds repeat.

Telemundo was at 0.8/3, with strong showings from Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 2 and El Señor de los Cielos V.

ABC scored a 0.6/2 with repeated comedies.

Univision was at 0.5/2.

The CW was at 0.2/1, with reruns of Arrow and Supernatural.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.