8:59am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Steady 'MasterChef' Leads Wednesday, 'Baking Competition' Holds
Retaining last week's 2.2 rating among adults 18-49, Fox's MasterChef topped Wednesday night in the key demo. The series, which aired a two-hour episode between 8 and 10 p.m., also averaged 5.4 million viewers.
The American Baking Competition (1.0 adults) was steady with last week's premiere on CBS, leading into a block of encores. The network averaged a 1.1 adults rating for the night and 5.3 million viewers.
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ABC saw lows for canceled comedies Family Tools (0.9 adults) and How to Live With Your Parents (1.3 adults), both down a tenth of a point from last week's scores. The Lookout (1.1 adults) matched last week's premiere score, and the network averaged a 1.1 adults rating and 3.9 million viewers for the night.
Dateline (1.1 adults) dipped on NBC, coming in four-tenths of a point shy of last Wednesday. The network pulled a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.3 million viewers for the night.
Encores netted The CW a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.2 million viewers.