Primetime Ratings: GOP Convention Puts NBC Over the Top Wednesday

'Big Brother,' 'So You Think You Can Dance' up

NBC was the victor on Wednesday in the ratings race with an overall 1.7 rating/5 share in the adults 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. America's Got Talent was up 9% from last Wednesday to a 2.5. The network's coverage of the Republican National Convention was even with Tuesday's with another 1.3.

Fox took second with a 1.6/5. So You Think You Can Dance was up 7% to a 1.6.

CBS, in third with a 1.4/4, saw Big Brother improve 10% from last week to a 2.3. The network's GOP convention coverage was also steady with Tuesday with a 0.6.

ABC was in fourth at 1.0/3. It was the only network to show improvement in its convention coverage, rising a tenth from Tuesday to a 0.7.

For The CW, Oh Sit! was even with last week with a 0.4, giving the network an overall 0.4/1.

(Note: Due to local NFL preemptions, ratings are approximate for ABC, CBS, and NBC.)