8:43am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Steady 'MasterChef' Leads Wednesday, 'Talent' Drops to Season Low
A steady MasterChef drove Fox to a demo win on Wednesday night. The culinary competition, averaging a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49, topped dipping reality fare from CBS and NBC. Altogether, the network averaged a 1.6 adults rating and 4.1 million viewers.
NBC took total viewers for the night (6.3 million) and averaged a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 -- but America's Got Talent (2.1 adults) was off four-tenths of a point from last week to a season low. Camp (1.0 adults) was down by a tenth.
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Big Brother (2.0 adults) was down just one-tenth of a point from last Wednesday in its fifth episode to air since the CBS carriage dispute with Time Warner Cable started a blackout for 3.2 million viewers in Dallas, New York and Los Angeles. CBS averaged a 1.5 adults rating and 5.6 million viewers for the night.
Nightline: The Lookout (0.9 adults), steady last week, was the only original broadcast on ABC. The network averaged a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.3 million viewers for the night.
The CW aired encores to the tune of a 0.3 adults rating and 1.2 million viewers.
Univision averaged a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers for the night, while Telemundo had a 0.5 adults rating and 1.2 million viewers.