TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Matches Season High, Univision Places Third

"La Fuerza Del Destino (The Power of Destiny)" is Wednesday's top-rated scripted program.

As the season finale nears on Big Brother, the CBS reality series matched summer highs.

Big Brother (8.2 million total viewers, 3.2 rating in adults 18-49 demographic) was easily the night's highest-rated primetime telecast on broadcast, with NBC's America's Got Talent being the only formidable opponent. The series matched season highs among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 and drew the second largest audience this summer. Even with reruns following, CBS won the night on the strength of Big Brother's performance, averaging a 2.0 rating.

Minute to Win It (5.4 million, 1.4) opened the night on NBC. America's Got Talent (10.3 million, 2.5) won its 9 p.m. time period, but placed second behind Big Brother in the key demo. Talent matched its lowest rating of the summer, down 22 percent from its previous average for a Wednesday telecast. Though NBC was the most-watched network for the night, the network was No. 2 behind CBS in the demo, averaging a 1.7.

Univision placed third in the ad-coveted demo with a 1.6 rating, but had the top-rated scripted program, La Fuerza Del Destino (The Power of Destiny) (4.3 million, 1.9), for the night. ABC followed, averaging a 1.5 in the demo, while Fox followed with an original Buried Treasure (3.3 million, 1.0).

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