macys 4th of july fireworks TV ratings: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks lead a rerun heavy WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, July 4, 2012

On a night chock full of reruns, NBC managed to come out on top thanks in part to Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza. 

The peacock network drew 5.5 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/7 share in households for
the night. CBS was second (5.5 million, 3.7/6) with ABC in third (2.7 million, 1.8/4). FOX was next with 1.57 million viewers (1.0/2), and The CW trailed with 694,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

NBC also won out in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.3, followed by ABC and CBS — tied at 0.7. FOX had a 0.6, and The CW finished with a 0.2.

]]> 8 p.m. NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (4.15 million, 2.6/6)/”Up All Night” (2.3 million, 1/5/3)
CBS: “Dogs in the City” rerun (3.47 million, 2.3/5)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (2.8 million, 1.8/4)/”Suburgatory” rerun (2.35 million, 1.6/3)
FOX: “New Girl” rerun (1.8 million, 1.1/2)/”New Girl” rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (689,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (1.0) 9 p.m. NBC: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks (7.87 million, 4.6/10)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (4.4 million, 2.9/6)
FOX: “New Girl” rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)/”New Girl” rerun (1.5 million, 1.0/2)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/4)/”Modern Family” rerun (2.7 million, 1.8/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (700,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks (1.7) 10 p.m. CBS: Boston Pops Fireworks (5.43 million, 3.4/7)
NBC: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks rerun (5.4 million, 3.3/7)
ABC: “Final Witness” (2.9 million, 2.0/4) 18-49 leader: Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks rerun (1.4)

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