NBC’s America’s Got Talent drew the same rating as its Tuesday episode this week, and while Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance fell vs. last Wednesday, it kept Fox’s overall adults 18-49 average first on the night.

NBC’s new 9pm America’s Got Talent garnered a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating which was even with this week’s Tuesday episode, and was the highest rated show on the night., but with repeats in the other 2 hours, NBC’s average was dragged down.

Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance’s 2.6 adults 18-49 rating was down 13% from last Wednesday’s 3.0, but by itself kept Fox’s nightly average on top.

CBS’ TV’s Greatest Surprises: A Paley Center For Media Special managed a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

And ABC’s Happy Town burnoff continues to perform woefully, down 25% from last week to just a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.5 9 6.255
NBC America’s Got Talent (repeat) 1.5 6 6.372
CBS TV’s Greatest Surprises (special) 1.3 5 6.308
ABC The Middle (repeat) 0.9 3 3.775
CW America’s Next Top Model (repeat) 0.6 2 1.382
8:30 FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.5 9 6.284
NBC America’s Got Talent (repeat) 1.7 6 7.005
CBS TV’s Greatest Surprises (special) 1.4 5 6.404
ABC The Middle (repeat) 1.1 4 4.087
CW America’s Next Top Model (repeat) 0.5 2 1.361
9:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 2.8 9 10.702
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.8 9 6.784
CBS TV’s Greatest Surprises (special) 1.6 5 6.981
ABC Modern Family (repeat) 1.4 4 4.399
CW America’s Next Top Model (repeat) 0.5 2 1.190
9:30 NBC America’s Got Talent 3.2 10 12.182
FOX So You Think You Can Dance 2.7 8 6.678
CBS Rules of Engagement (repeat) 1.3 4 4.430
ABC Cougar Town (repeat) 1.0 3 3.226
CW America’s Next Top Model (repeat) 0.5 2 1.344
10:00 NBC Law & Order SVU (repeat) 1.6 5 6.336
CBS Criminal Minds (repeat) 1.6 5 6.103
ABC Happy Town 0.6 2 2.290
10:30 CBS Criminal Minds (repeat) 1.7 5 6.508
NBC Law & Order SVU (repeat) 1.6 5 6.153
ABC Happy Town 0.5 2 2.056

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