Weds TV Ratings: America’s Got Talent tops Octomom, NBC wins night
Once again, a Wednesday where the strength of America’s Got Talent NBC won the night, but no network could hit even a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49, though Univision managed a 2.0 with the adults 18-34 demo, and there’s a case to be made that strictly on a demo stats basis that Univision won the night. I gave the edge to NBC due to a slightly higher share of 18-49 viewers.
The two hour Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage special on FOX pulled modest numbers. The 1.6/5 (rating/share) with adults 18-49 trailed NBC. FOX notes that (excluding Univision) it won the night with the 18-34 year olds and women 18-34, and it did outperform last week’s reruns of Bones (1.3/5) & Lie To Me (1.0/3). Still: Octomom didn’t pull in the numbers like Jon & Kate Plus 8 in its heyday.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire averaged 6.88 million viewers and a 1.4/5 with the 18-49 crowd, slightly better than last week.and still better than repeats of The New Adventures of Old Christine (1.2/4, 4.19 million) and Gary Unmarried (1.3/4, 4.06 million). Still, a recap hour of America’s Got Talent tied for the 8pm hour lead with a 1.6/5 and 6.59 million.
A new hour of America’s Got Talent at 9pm was the night’s most-watched show averaging 10.29 million viewers and a 2.4/7 (rating/share) with adults 18-49. But it did seem to get hurt by Octomom as the 2.4/7 was the lowest rating of the summer.
At 10pm Primtime: Crime (1.5/5, 5.01 million) and a repeat of CSI: NY (1.5/4, 6.17 million) battled, while a repeat of Law & Order: SVU (1.4/4, 5.52 million) lagged slightly behind.
The CW ran two hours of America’s Next Top Model reruns and averaged a .4/1 with adults 18-49 and 1.0.2 million viewers.
Note: I know some people are very unhappy about the lack of data tables. And I am very aware of this. But please hang tight for the rest of the summer. We’ll figure out some better presentation by the time the fall season kicks off.
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