americas-got-talent-7-aug-22-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Wednesday’s ratings played out pretty much according to form for this summer, with “America’s Got Talent” — which was up a little from last week — leading NBC to a win for the night. “Big Brother” was steady for CBS, but “So You Think You Can Dance” dropped a little for FOX.

NBC drew 6.3 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households in primetime, beating out CBS’ 5.7 million and 3.7/6. FOX (4.5 million, 2.8/5) came in third. ABC finished fourth with 3.7 million viewers and a 2.6/4, and The CW (934,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

None of the networks got over the 2.0 mark in the 18-49 demographic. NBC finished on top with a 1.7, and CBS and FOX tied for second at 1.5. ABC posted a 1.0 and The CW a 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother” (5.8 million viewers, 3.7/6 households)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (4.6 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/5)/”Suburgatory” rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “Oh Sit” (1.2 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (2.0) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (8.7 million, 5.3/9)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (3.5 million, 2.4/4)/”Suburgatory” rerun (2.6 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “The Next” rerun (706,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.3) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (5.65 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (4.6 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “NY Med” finale (4.4 million, 3.1/5) 18-49 leader: “Law & Order: SVU” (1.3) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter