NBC gets by Fox Wednesday w/ 'America's Got Talent'


At 8 p.m. ET, “Minute to Win It” averaged a 1.8/6 in 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers overall.  In the time period, “Minute to Win It” is #2 among the major networks in total viewers and tied for #1 among men 18-49 and men 25-54 (pending updates). 

From its first half-hour to its second, “Minute to Win It” increased by 19 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.9 from a 1.6) and 16 percent in total viewers (to 6.6 million from 5.7 million), the biggest increases among the major networks in the hour.  For its second half-hour from 8:30-9 p.m., “Minute to Win It” pulled within a 0.2 of a rating point of first place in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 in total viewers, men 18-49 and 25-54 in a time period that includes competition from CBS’s “Big Brother” and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

At 9 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (2.6/8 in 18-49, 9.9 million viewers overall) delivered the #1 results of the night in 18-49 and total viewers.  “America’s Got Talent” won its time period in 18-49, total viewers and other key measures.  “Talent” took the hour by a margin of 18 percent in 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.2 for Fox’s second-place “So You Think You Can Dance”) and by 49 percent or more than 3.3 million persons in total viewers (9.9 million vs. 6.6 million for CBS’s second-place “Criminal Minds” encore).

At 10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.5/5 in adults 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall) ranked #1 among the major networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics (pending updates).  In adults 18-49, “SVU” has now ranked #1 or tied for #1 in the time period with its last seven consecutive telecasts.

(source: NBC)