'Last Comic' tops for NBC in Wed. ratings


NEW YORK -- CBS and NBC split Wednesday night's primetime, with CBS winning in viewers while NBC and took the crown in the adults 18-49 demographic.

"Last Comic Standing" (6.2 million, 2.4 rating/7 share) and "Dateline: NBC" (7.5 million, 2.4/7) shared the honors as the night's top show in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. A repeat "CSI: NY" (8.1 million, 2.2/6) was the top show in viewers.

CBS' "Power of 10" (7.8 million, 2.0/7) won at 8 p.m. in both measures against NBC's "Summer's Top 10 Most Outrageous Moments" (6.2 million, 1.9/6). CBS's "Criminal Minds" (8 million, 2.2/6) won viewership at 9 p.m.

Wednesday averages: ABC (4 million, 1.4/4); CBS (8 million, 2.1/6); NBC (6.7 million, 2.3/7); Fox (3.7 million, 1.3/4); and The CW (1.8 million, 0.8/2).
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