8:58am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: NBC Wins Wednesday With 'America's Got Talent' Move
NBC scored one of its best Wednesdays in recent memory thanks to an outing of America's Got Talent. The series, moving from the auditions to the live broadcasts, marked a nine-month time period high for the network with a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 during the 9 to 11 p.m. block. That followed another very consistent outing for the Olympic trials, which again pulled a 1.9 in the demo. Altogether, NBC earned a 2.5 adults rating and 9.3 million viewers.
So You Think You Can Dance had its first real competition in entertainment broadcasts against the new slot for Talent. Fox placed second with a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 for the night, falling four tenths of a point from last week's episode. The network also averaged 5.6 million viewers.
Earning a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and just under 3.5 million viewers for the night was Univision. The network bested ABC and CBS' shared fourth place position for the night. Both networks earned a 1.1 adults rating.
CBS had a 5.5 million strong audience with repeats of Criminal Minds and CSI and a new outing for Dogs in the City -- which brought was down two tenths of a point for a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49.
Also mostly airing encores, ABC averaged 3.8 million viewers and aired ABC News special Final Witness to the tune of a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.
America's Next Top Model reruns averaged a 0.3 adults rating and 659,000 viewers for the night, making it the network's best performing encores of the week.