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Primetime Ratings: 'MasterChef' Cooks Up Win for Fox

CW's 'Hellcats' sees modest numbers in series premiere
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Fox
won Wednesday night with two hours of Masterchef,
up 20% to a 2.4 rating with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight
numbers.

NBC
was second with a 2.1 overall rating in the key demo. Minute To Win It was flat at a 1.8, while America's Got Talent climbed 8% to a 2.7. NBC grabbed the most
viewers for the night, helped by Talent's
audience of 11.9 million.

CBS'
Big Brother 12 dropped 10% to a 2.6.

The
CW was the first of the broadcast nets to kick off its new fall season on Wednesday. The
debut of network mainstay America's
Next Top Model
, in its 15th cycle, was down 13% to a 1.3.
At 9 p.m. the
series premiere of cheerleading drama Hellcats
posted a modest 1.2 with adults 18-49, but that figure is still double what the debut of The Beautiful Life did in
the timeslot last year. And it fared better (2.0 rating) with women 18-34, the
CW's key demo, as well as being the first premiere ever to build on its Top Model lead-in.

ABC
trailed with a 1.2 for repeats.

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