At 8 p.m. ET, “Minute to Win It” (2.1/7 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall) scored NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period since May 12, excluding sports.   “Minute to Win It” is #2 in the time period in 18-49 and #1 among the major networks in total viewers, adults 25-54, men 25-54, men 18-49 and men 18-34 (tie).  

From its first half-hour to its second, “Minute to Win It” increased by 33 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.4 from a 1.6) and 27 percent or more than 1.7 million persons in total viewers (to 7.8 million from 6.1 million).  For its second half-hour from 8:30-9 p.m., “Minute to Win It” ranked #1 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and all key adult-male demos ahead of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and encore comedies on ABC and CBS.

At 9 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (3.3/10 in 18-49, 11.8 million viewers overall) delivered the #1 18-49 and total-viewer results of the night.  “America’s Got Talent” won its time period in 18-49, total viewers and nearly all other key measure.  From its first half-hour to its second, “America’s Got Talent” grew by 16 percent in adult 18-49 rating (to a 3.6 from a 3.1) and by 12 percent or 1.3 million persons in total viewers (12.4 million vs. 11.1 million).

At 10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.9/6 in adults 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall) ranked #1 among the major networks in adults 18-49 and most other key demographics with “SVU’s” top 18-49 rating since June 2.  “Law & Order: SVU” beat the ABC-CBS competition combined in adults, men and women 18-34.

Week to week, “Law & Order: SVU” is up 12 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.9 from a 1.7).

In the 10:30 lead-in to local news, “Law & Order: SVU” is tied for #1 in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (2.1 rating each for “SVU” and CBS’s “CSI: NY”) and is #1 outright among adults, men and women 18-34 and adults, men and women 18-49.

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

(source: NBC)