August 30, 2012 9:01am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: NBC Continues to Lead RNC Coverage as Paul Ryan Brings Bigger Numbers
Still topping broadcast network coverage of the Republican National Convention, NBC took another win on Wednesday night. All but Fox and The CW were affected by a preseason NFL overage and -- in some cases -- Hurricane Isaac interruptions, so final ratings are subject to significant changes.
As it stands, NBC has a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers for the night. A boosted America's Got Talent (up 9 percent from the previous Wednesday) posted a 2.5 adults rating following an encore, and GOP coverage was up to a 1.3 rating with the demo. The speech from vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan saw gains over Tuesday night across the board.
Fox, without any football or convention coverage, pulled a 1.6 adults rating and 4.3 million viewers with a new episode of So You Think You Can Dance. The show was up 7 percent from last week.
Univision averaged a 1.5 adults rating for the night, and CBS netted a 1.4 with 18-49-ers and 5 million viewers. Big Brother was up 10 percent to a 2.3 in the demo, while RNC coverage pulled a 0.6 rating in the demo.
Comedy encores led into ABC's political coverage. The RNC hour averaged a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49, giving the network an average of a 1.0 in the demo and 3.4 million viewers.
On The CW, a new outing from Oh, Sit! brought in a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.