9:53am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: NBC Claims Wednesday With Live 'Talent,' 'Marlon' Premiere
NBC snapped CBS' recent Wednesday winning streak with the return of America's Got Talent's live results show.
The hourlong telecast, which averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and averaged 10.7 million viewers, climbed 17 percent in the key demo from the comparable Wednesday premiere in 2016.
What's more for NBC, Marlon earned a favorable 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 in its premiere outing. It easily ranked as the top scripted launch of the summer, though its second episode dipped down to a 1.0 rating.
On ABC, the network scored No. 2 status for the night thanks to a three-hour showing of the CMA Music Festival. It averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.7 million viewers.
Big Brother was not diminished by its new competition, averaging another 1.9 rating among adults 18-49. Salvation was similarly unmoved at 9 o'clock. A second episode at 10 p.m. pulled a 0.4 rating.
On Fox, MasterChef earned another 0.9 rating before a steady F Word (0.6 adults).