TV Ratings: CMA Music Festival Hold Steady (and Low) as 'Big Brother' Leads Wednesday

The ABC country special comes in just shy of last summer's low, as 'Big Brother' and 'America's Got Talent' topline.
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With a steady Wednesday outing America's Got Talent and back-to-back episodes of The Night Shift, NBC managed to pull a win on Wednesday night.

That was up against the night's top telecast: CBS' Big Brother, which averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, and ABC's CMA Music Festival. The three-hour country music affair averaged just a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. That's steady with last summer's effort, down a shade for a new low for the franchise.

As for NBC, America's Got Talent averaged a 1.7 rating in the key demo. The Night Shift pulled a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 at 9 o'clock and a 0.8 rating the following hour.

Fox also doubled up, airing two episodes of MasterChef with a 1.1 and 1.2 rating among adults 18-49.

CBS closed its night with a flat American Gothic (0.5 adults).