8:30am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'World of Dance' Finale Steady, 'Masterchef' Ties Season High
NBC's World of Dance closed its second season on Wednesday, Sept. 12, with ratings that matched recent outings.
The finale drew a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, in line with the show's average since moving to Wednesdays in late July. For the season as a whole, World of Dance averaged a same-day 1.2 in the demo, down about 33 percent versus 1.8 for season one (when it aired on Tuesdays behind the higher-rated of America's Got Talent's two weekly episodes).
AGT's results show scored a 1.5, even with a week ago. It also edged Big Brother (1.4), the first time AGT has beaten the CBS show in the demo on Wednesday this summer. Big Brother is off a tenth of a point versus last week's fast nationals (it adjusted up in the finals).
Masterchef posted a 1.1 for Fox, putting up its best numbers since June 27 and tying a season high. ABC got a 0.4 from a Wednesday installment of Castaways, equal to the final rating for Tuesday's episode. Burden of Truth ticked up a tenth to 0.2 on The CW.
NBC averaged a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo for the night, beating Fox's 1.1 for the top spot. CBS came in third at 0.8, followed by ABC at 0.6. The CW managed just a 0.1.
Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show tied for the 18-49 lead at 11:35 p.m., each earning a 0.5 in the metered markets. The Late Show came in at 0.4.
At 12:35 a.m., Late Night and Nightline averaged 0.3 apiece, a tenth ahead of The Late Late Show.