8:52am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: CMA Music Festival Hold Steady (and Low) as 'Big Brother' Leads Wednesday
With a steady Wednesday outing America's Got Talent and back-to-back episodes of The Night Shift, NBC managed to pull a win on Wednesday night.
That was up against the night's top telecast: CBS' Big Brother, which averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, and ABC's CMA Music Festival. The three-hour country music affair averaged just a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. That's steady with last summer's effort, down a shade for a new low for the franchise.
As for NBC, America's Got Talent averaged a 1.7 rating in the key demo. The Night Shift pulled a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 at 9 o'clock and a 0.8 rating the following hour.
Fox also doubled up, airing two episodes of MasterChef with a 1.1 and 1.2 rating among adults 18-49.
CBS closed its night with a flat American Gothic (0.5 adults).