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Wednesday Overnights: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Leads NBC to Victory

'Big Brother' on CBS Down to the Final Four

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 3.9 rating/7 share, Fox: 2.9/ 5, CBS: 2.7/ 5, ABC: 2.1/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: + 5, Fox: – 6, CBS: – 7, CW: -37, NBC: -49

-Ratings Breakdown:
The one-hour live edition of “America’s Got Talent,” which concludes for the season next Thursday, lifted NBC to Wednesday overnight victory with a 7.3 rating/13 share in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. ET. Competing “Big Brother” on CBS, which concludes its season next Wednesday, was consistent at a 4.0/ 7 in the 8 p.m. hour, which bested the first of two episodes of “MasterChef” on Fox (2.7/ 5) by 48 percent.

In season (or series) finale news was “Marlon” on NBC at a typical 2.5/ 4 in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour (#2). The 9 p.m. version scored a 3.1/ 5. Opposite “Marlon” was the second installment of Fox’s “MasterChef” at an improved 3.1/ 5, followed by dud CBS drama “Salvation” at a 2.1/ 4.

ABC featured a Wednesday 10 p.m. edition of “20/20,” which won the hour at a 2.3/ 4 in the household overnights. Also original, and opposite it, was a midweek edition of NBC drama “Midnight, Texas” at a third-place 1.6/ 3. Everything else for the evening was in repaats.

What follows are the household overnight results for Wednesday, September 13 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.1/13 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Speechless” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.5/13 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Marlon”: 3.1/ 5 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 3.0/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Salvation”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “Marlon” (season or series finale): 2.5/ 4 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 3.2/ 5 (#1)
CW – “Supernatural” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “20/20”: 2.3/ 4 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Midnight, Texas”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “20/20”: 2.3/ 5 (#1)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Midnight, Texas”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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