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Primetime Ratings: Upticking Fox, Steady NBC Split Win

Fox and NBC were the top ratings grabbers during Wednesday primetime, both with a 1.2 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. 

Two episodes of Fox’s MasterChef did a 1.1 and a 1.3, up over last week’s 1.0 and 1.1. 

On NBC, the America’s Got Talent results show did a flat 2.0, with 11.1 million total viewers, before a double run of Marlon posted a 1.2 and a 1.0, also level with last Wednesday’s performance. A Law & Order: SVU repeat closed out prime. 

CBS weighed in at 0.9/4. Big Brother ticked up 6% to a 1.8 and Salvation was up 25% to 0.5, before a repeat of Criminal Minds

ABC was at 0.7/3, with repeated comedies and then 20/20 at 0.7.

Telemundo scored a 0.6/3 and Univision a 0.5/2. 

The CW was at 0.2/1 with two hours of Vixen

Michael Malone
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.