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NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” was Wednesday’s big winner, earning 10.8 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo — numbers which are likely to be adjusted upwards after MSNBC’s simulcast and additional time zone ratings are factored in. The hour saw Matt Lauer interview presidential candidatesHillary Clinton and Donald Trump in separate segments, which resulted in Lauer drawing criticism on social media for the perceived imbalance of his questions to the nominees.

Up against the forum in the 8 p.m. hour, CBS’ “Big Brother” also scored a 1.8 rating and 6 million viewers; CW’s “Penn and Teller: Fool Us” nabbed a 0.4 rating and 1.6 million viewers; and Fox’s “Masterchef” notched a 1.4 rating and 4.3 million viewers from 8-10 p.m. ABC was in repeats for the night.

At 9 p.m., NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” dominated the hour with a 1.9 rating and 10.5 million viewers, up against CBS’ two-hour finale of “American Gothic,” which scored an uninspiring 0.5 rating and 2.6 million viewers. CW’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” earned a 0.4 rating and 1.3 million viewers. At 10 p.m., “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” notched a 1.2 rating and 5.2 million viewers.