up all night 320 TV ratings: 'Up All Night' premiere solid for NBC, 'Survivor' down some WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

The “America’s Got Talent” finale was down a little from last year’s season ender, but it still provided a solid platform to launch NBC’s new comedy “Up All Night.” Companion comedy “Free Agents” wasn’t so fortunate, though, and the debut of “Survivor: South Pacific” was also a little low.

And it would appear we are a nation of “H8Rs,” as The CW’s celeb-boosterism reality series got off to a pretty meager start. “America’s Next Top Model” took a tumble as well.

NBC led the way Wednesday night with 12.2 million viewers and a 7.4 rating/12 share in households. CBS (9.2 million, 5.5/9) came in second. ABC finished a distant third with 4.5 million viewers and a 2.9/5, followed by FOX at 2.9 million and 2.0/3. The CW’s reality premieres averaged 1.6 million viewers and a 1.1/2.

The race was a little closer for the adults 18-49 crown, but NBC still came out on top with a 3.3 rating. CBS grabbed second with a 3.1. ABC’s 1.4 was good enough for third. Neither FOX (0.8) nor The CW (0.7) could get above the 1.0 line.

]]>8 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” season finale (12.5 million viewers, 7.6/13 households)
CBS: “Survivor: South Pacific” premiere (10.4 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: “The Middle” reruns – two episodes (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Buried Treasure” (2.8 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “H8R” series premiere (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (3.3) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” season finale (15.5 million, 9.1/14)
CBS: “Survivor: South Pacific” (10.8 million, 6.3/10)/”Big Brother 13″ finale (8.1 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: “Modern Family” reruns – two episodes (4.85 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Buried Treasure” rerun (3.05 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” season premiere (1.9 million, 1.3/2) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (3.9) 10 p.m. NBC: “Up All Night” series premiere (10.9 million, 6.7/11)/”Free Agents” series premiere (6.3 million, 4.0/7)
CBS: “Big Brother 13” finale (7.65 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “Primetime Nightline” (4.1 million, 2.8/5) 18-49 leader: “Up All Night” (3.7)

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