adam brendon bb13 320 TV ratings: 'Big Brother,' 'America's Got Talent' lead a quiet WednesdayFast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

“Big Brother” hit a high note on Wednesday, and “America’s Got Talent” rose slightly in viewers over last week’s results show. Other than that, though, it was a pretty quiet night on the broadcast networks.

CBS led the way for the night with just under 7 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/7 share in households. NBC (6.2 million, 3.8/6) came in second. ABC took third place with 4.3 million viewers and a 2.9/5. FOX was way down (1.9 million, 1.3/2) with a night of reruns filling the “So You Think You Can Dance” void, and The CW (1.1 million, 0.8/1) trailed.

The Eye also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating. NBC finished second with a 1.7, followed by ABC at 1.4. FOX (0.7) and The CW (0.4) both fell below the 1.0 mark.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother 13” (8 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5)/”Modern Family” rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” (4.65 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Mobbed” rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother 13” (3.1) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” results (9.4 million, 5.7/9)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (5.85 million, 3.9/6)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.8 million, 3.0/5)/”Happy Endings” rerun (2.9 million, 2.0/3)
FOX: “House” rerun (1.8 million, 0.8/1)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.05 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.4) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (7.1 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: “Love in the Wild” season finale (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: “Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief” (4.4 million, 3.1/5) 18-49 leader: “CSI” (1.6) 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