8:31am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Climbs on Wednesday
Big Brother had a good night. Climbing in its first post-Olympics Wednesday outing, the CBS series hit a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 — nearly matching the evening's winner, America's Got Talent.
It matched a season high in the key demo and marked a season best in total viewers, pulling 6.4 million viewers to the hour.
Talent and Big Brother did not go head-to-head, which likely aided both series, but Talent emerged on top with a 2.1 rating in the key demo (up from the last Wednesday original) and an insurmountable 10.5 million viewers. NBC saw Night Shift return with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 — aiding the network's overall Wednesday win in the demo.
CBS also had an original American Gothic, limping in at a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49, while Fox had a boosted outing of MasterChef (1.4 adults).
ABC aired repeats throughout primetime, but The CW had a new episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? come in with a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49.