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TV Ratings: Fox's 'Buried Treasure' Starts Out Soft, 'Big Brother' Slips

NBC's "America's Got Talent" ties the CBS reality series as Wednesday's top-rated programs.

Buried Treasure
David Lang/FOX
"Buried Treasure"

Fox premiered its new reality series Buried Treasure on Wednesday -- and it didn't exactly hit with viewers.

Buried Treasure (3.6 million total viewers, 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 demographic), hosted by brothers Leigh and Leslie Keno, placed fourth in the ad-coveted demo in its 8 p.m. time slot, beating only the CW's repeat of America's Next Top Model. Buried Treasure was followed by a House encore, putting Fox at No. 4 for the night among the adult demo with a 0.9 rating.

NBC's America's Got Talent (10.7 million, 2.8), up 12 percent, tied with CBS' Big Brother (7.7 million, 2.8) as the top-rated program of the night, but with a strong showing of Minute to Win It (5.7 million, 1.5) at 8 p.m., up 15 percent, NBC ended up winning the night overall in the key demo with a 2.0. Though down 10 percent, Big Brother won its time slot handily.

An original episode of ABC's Happy Endings at 9:30 p.m. -- its time slot come fall -- averaged 3.1 million and a 1.4 rating.

The CW aired repeats.

NBC -- 2.0   
·         Minute to Win It: 1.5, 5.7 million
·         America's Got Talent: 2.8, 10.7 million
·         Law & Order: SVU (R): 1.6, 5.4 million

CBS -- 1.8
·         Big Brother: 2.8, 7.7 million
·         Criminal Minds (R): 1.3, 5.2 million
·         CSI (R): 1.3, 6.1 million

ABC -- 1.4   
·         The Middle (R):  1.2, 4.3 million
·         Modern Family (R): 1.5, 4.6 million
·         Modern Family (R): 1.9, 4.8 million
·         Happy Endings (R): 1.4, 3.1 million
·         Primetime Nightline: 1.3, 4.3 million

Fox -- 0.9
·         Buried Treasure: 1.0, 3.6 million
·         House (R): 0.8, 2.5 million

CW -- 0.4
·         America's Next Top Model (R): 0.4, 1.1 million
·         America's Next Top Model (R): 0.4, 881,000