At 8 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (1.8/7 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) ranked #1 among the major networks in the hour in total viewers, men 18-49 and men 25-54 and #2 in adults 18-49 and all other key measures. From its first half-hour to its second, the “Talent” rebroadcast increased by 33 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.0 from a 1.5) and 25 percent or more than 1.6 million persons in total viewers (to 8.1 million from 6.5 million). 

At 9 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (3.5/11 in 18-49, 12.9 million viewers overall) delivered the #1 18-49 and total-viewer results of the night.  “America’s Got Talent” won its time period in nearly all key measure — adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; adults and men 18-34; and total viewers.
“America’s Got Talent” matched the highest 18-49 rating for any Wednesday edition of “Talent” in nearly four years (since July 5. 2006 during the show’s first season), matching the 3.5 rating for both last week and last season’s “Talent” finale on September 16, 2009.  In total viewers, it was the top Wednesday telecast of “Talent” since last year’s September 16, 2009 finale (15.8 million).  Last night’s “Talent” also matched NBC’s top non-Olympics 18-49 rating in the Wednesday 9-10 p.m. time period and delivered the highest total-viewer result in the slot since that same September 16, 2009 date.  The Wednesday edition of “Talent” has grown with each telecast so far this season in total viewers.

At 10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.7/6 in adults 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) ranked #1 among the major networks in adults 18-49 and all other key measures with “SVU’s” top 18-49 rating since June 2.  Facing encores of CBS’s “CSI: NY” and ABC’s “Castle” in the time period, “Law & Order: SVU” beat the ABC-CBS competition combined in adults 18-34 and women 18-34.

NBC ranked #1 in primetime Wednesday night in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key ratings categories. 

(source: NBC)