poplyfe agt semis 320 TV ratings: 'Talent' up Wednesday, 'Big Brother' down; FOX's 'Buried Treasure' gets buriedFast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

The results show for “America’s Got Talent” got a decent-sized bump over last week in leading NBC to an across-the-board ratings win Wednesday night. “Big Brother” dipped a little, and not many people seemed to notice the premiere of “Buried Treasure” on FOX.

NBC drew 7.3 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/7 share in households for the night, topping CBS (6.3 million, 4.1/7) by about a million viewers. ABC (4.2 million, 2.8/5) finished third. FOX took fourth with 3.05 million viewers and a 1.9/3, while The CW trailed with 1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.0 rating. CBS wasn’t far behind with a 1.8. ABC snagged third place with a 1.4, while neither FOX (0.9) nor The CW (0.4) could get above the 1.0 mark.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother 13” (7.7 million viewers, 4.8/8 households)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” (5.7 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.3 million, 2.8/5)/”Modern Family” rerun (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Buried Treasure” series premiere (3.65 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.1 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother 13” (2.8) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” results (10.7 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.8 million, 3.1/5)/”Happy Endings” (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: “House” rerun (2.5 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (881,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.8) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (6.1 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (5.4 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Primetime Nightline: My Extraordinary Family” (4.3 million, 2.9/5) 18-49 leader: “Law & Order: SVU” (1.6)

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