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Fox’s ‘MasterChef’ Tops on Wednesday in Young Adults

NBC's 'America's Got Talent' hits a season low but remains the most-watched program overall

Fox’s “MasterChef” held steady week to week, edging ahead of NBC’s declining “America’s Got Talent” to rule as Wednesday’s top program among young adults.

Head to head in the night’s 9 o’clock hour, “MasterChef” averaged a 2.2 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers overall, slightly ahead of the demo delivery for “America’s Got Talent” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall), which saw a noticeable decline from last week’s 2.5 rating.”MasterChef” comfortably led “Talent,” and all other programs on the night, in adults 18-34 (1.9/6).

Despite the season low in 18-49, “America’s Got Talent” remained Wednesday’s No. 1 program in both adults 25-54 (2.7/7) and total viewers.

Capping Wednesday for NBC was drama “Camp” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall), which hit a low and was surpassed in 18-49 by a repeat of CBS drama “CSI” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall).

Elsewhere, CBS’ “Big Brother” (2.0/7 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall) dropped about 10% week to week but led its hour as usual opposite repeats of “America’s Got Talent” on NBC (1.3/5 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall) and “MasterChef” on Fox (1.0/4 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall).

ABC aired repeats of comedies “The Middle” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall), “Last Man Standing” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall), “Modern Family” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall) and “The Neighbors” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall). Closing the night was the modestly rated, but consistent, first-run summer series “The Lookout” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 1.6/5; NBC, 1.5/5; CBS, 1.4/4; Univision, 1.2/4; ABC, 0.9/3; Telemundo, 0.5/2; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 6.3 million; CBS, 5.6 million; Fox, 4.1 million; ABC, 3.3 million; Univision, 3.1 million; Telemundo and CW, 1.2 million.

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