smage bros agt 320 TV ratings: 'Talent' dips again Wednesday, NBC knocked from the topFast National ratings for Wednesday, July 20, 2011

“America’s Got Talent” has hit a bit of a midseason lull — it was still Wednesday’s top-rated show, but it’s now declined for two straight weeks and fell below 10 million viewers for the first time this summer.

NBC also fell out of the top spot in both the overall numbers and the 18-49 demographic for the night. The total viewer crown went to CBS, which averaged 6.85 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households. NBC (6.2 million, 3.8/6) finished second, beating out FOX’s 5.4 million and 3.4/6. ABC (3.6 million, 2.3/4) took fourth, and The CW trailed with a little under 1 million viewers and a 0.6/1.

No network broke a 2.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, but FOX led the way with a 1.9. CBS (1.8) and NBC (1.7) were not far behind. ABC posted a 1.1 and The CW a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother 13” (7 million viewers, 4.3/8 households)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (4.3 million, 2.6/5)/”Modern Family” rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/5)
NBC: “It’s Worth What?” rerun (4.1 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (947,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother 13” (2.5) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (9.9 million, 5.8/10)
CBS: “Criminal Minds” rerun (6.2 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “Modern Family” rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/4)/”Happy Endings” rerun (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (993,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “CSI” rerun (7.3 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: “Love in the Wild” (4.55 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief” (3.2 million, 2.1/4) 18-49 leader: “CSI” and “Love in the Wild” tied at 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