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The first Wednesday edition of America’s Got Talent gave NBC a ratings boost on Aug. 15, but Big Brother won the head-to-head battle in the 18-49 demographic.
The CBS show scored a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, tying its best Wednesday performance of the summer and narrowly beating the 1.5 for America’s Got Talent, which was down a considerable 32 percent from its Wednesday average of 2.2 last season. AGT had a much larger total audience with 9.63 million viewers to Big Brother‘s 5.82 million.
World of Dance held steady at 1.1 for NBC, and by virtue of going with original programming for all three hours of primetime, the network came out on top for the night.
On Fox, Masterchef scored a 0.9, down a tenth of a point week to week. The season finale of 24 Hours to Hell & Back ticked up a tenth to 1.0, on par with its season average. Burden of Truth earned a 0.2 on The CW.
NBC’s 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo took the network crown over Fox’s 0.9. CBS came in third at 0.8, and a night of reruns on ABC averaged 0.5. The CW averaged 0.2.
The Tonight Show led the 18-49 demo at 11:35 p.m. with a 0.5 in metered markets. The Late Show followed with a 0.4, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! came in at 0.3.
Late Night finished first at 12:35 a.m. with a 0.3. The Late Late Show and Nightline tied at 0.2.
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