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Wednesday Overnights: Clean Sweep for NBC

'America's Got Talent' Remains in a Class of Its Own

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.0/ 8, Fox: 2.7/ 5, CBS: 2.6/ 5, ABC: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +28, CW: no change, CBS: – 4, Fox: -7, ABC: -24

Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean Wednesday household overnight sweep for NBC care of the one-hour live “America’s Got Talent” results show (#1 for the night: 6.8 rating/12 share at 8 p.m.) and the two-hour season finale of “World of Dance” (4.0/ 7 from 9-11 p.m.). Both shows, no doubt, are returning next summer.

Comparably, “America’s Got Talent” outdelivered competing “Big Brother” on CBS (#2: 3.9/ 7) by 74 percent. To anyone who thinks “Big Brother” might end if Julie Chen exits, trust me when I say that will not happen.

Also original last night was Fox’s veteran “MasterChef” (#2: 2.7/ 5 from 8-10 p.m.), freshman The CW drama “Burden of Truth” (#4: 0.7/ 1 at 8 p.m.), and a Tuesday 10 p.m. edition of “Castaways” (#3: 1.2/ 2).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Wednesday, September 12 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.6/12 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Burden of Truth”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.7/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.1/12 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Burden of Truth” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3t)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#3t)
NBC – “World of Dance” (season finale): 4.4/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “World of Dance” (season finale): 4.1/ 7 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Castaways”: 1.2/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “World of Dance”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Castaways”: 1.2/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “World of Dance”: 3.7/ 7 (#1)

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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