americas got talent wednesday aug 20 2014 ratings TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' and 'Big Brother' split Wednesday winsFast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The last quarterfinals results for “America’s Got Talent” was tops on Wednesday, besting runner-up “Big Brother” by nearly 3 million in total viewers, though the CBS reality show was the winner in the adults 18-49 demo.

The double dose of “Extant” saw an uptick for CBS, while “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” continued to be solid for The CW and “Motive” hit a six-week high for ABC.

NBC won the total viewers crown with 6.6 million and a 4.2 rating/7 share in households, followed by CBS at 5.9 million and a 3.7/7. ABC trailed at 3.55 million and a 2.4/4, followed by FOX at 3.4 million and a 2.2/4 and The CW at 1.1 million and a 0.7/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, CBS edged out NBC 1.4 to 1.3, followed by ABC and FOX tied at 0.9 and The CW at 0.4.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Big Brother” (6.6 million viewers, 3.9/7)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (5.6 million, 3.7/7)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (3.3 million, 2.2/4)/”The Goldbergs” rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (1.72 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (2.3)

9 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (9.2 million, 5.6/10)
CBS: “Extant” (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Modern Family” reruns – two episodes (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (3.2 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “The 100” rerun (467,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (1.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Extant” (5.7 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: “Taxi Brooklyn” (4.9 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: “Motive” (3.8 million, 2.5/5)

18-49 leader: Tie – “Extant” and “Taxi Brooklyn” (0.9)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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