bb13 shelly adam 320 TV ratings: 'Big Brother' rises Wednesday, 'Talent' results dipFast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

“Big Brother” got a ratings bump Wednesday and helped lead CBS to the top of the heap in the adults 18-49 demographic. The “America’s Got Talent” results show, meanwhile, was down from last week but still grabbed the most total viewers.

NBC led the night overall with 6.9 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/7 share in households. CBS (6.4 million, 4.0/7) wasn’t far behind in second. ABC (4.4 million, 2.9/5) took third. FOX finished fourth with 3.2 million viewers and a 2.1/3, while The CW drew a little over 1 million viewers and a 0.8/1.

CBS led among adults 18-49 with a 2.0 rating, beating out NBC’s 1.7. ABC came in third in the demo with a 1.5, followed by FOX, 1.0, and The CW, 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother 13” (8.2 million viewers, 4.9/8 households)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “The Middle” reruns – two episodes (4.2 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: “Buried Treasure” (3.3 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother 13” (3.2) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” results (10.3 million, 6.3/10)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (5.3 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: “Modern Family” reruns – two episodes (4.55 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Buried Treasure” rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (913,000, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.5) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “Primetime Nightline: My Extraordinary Family” (4.3 million, 3.1/5) 18-49 leader: “Primetime Nightline” (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable