In the latest TV show ratings, NBC’s America’s Got Talent this Wednesday drew 5.5 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating (per finals), down 11 and 28 percent from its Tuesday tallies but still topping the night in total viewers; read recap.
Leading out of that, Password (4.6 mil/0.5) was up 10 percent in viewers and steady in the demo versus its premiere night.
CBS’ Big Brother (3.9 mil/0.8) was steady week-to-week, and still easily led Wednesday in the demo. The Challenge: USA (2.2 mil/0.4) was steady.
Over on Fox, MasterChef (2.1 mil/0.4) was steady. So You Think You Can Dance (1.46 mil/0.3) ended Season 17 with its third smallest audience, while up a tenth in the demo; readers gave the season an average grade of “C”; read recap.
The CW’s Mysteries Decoded (430K/0.0) added a handful of eyeballs, Wellington Paranormal (180K/0.0 dropped a few.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Big Brother is not associated or affiliated with the Estate of George Orwell and is not based on the novel “1984.”