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TV ratings: 'MasterChef' wins over 'Talent' and 'Big Brother'

August 22, 2013|By Ryan Faughnder
  • Gordon Ramsay's "MasterChef" led the way for Fox in Wednesday's TV ratings.
Gordon Ramsay's "MasterChef" led the way for Fox in Wednesday's… (Chris Pizzello / Invision/Associated…)

Wednesday night's "MasterChef" featured the remaining six contestants taking over Wolfgang Puck's WP24 restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.

The Gordon Ramsay-led show whipped up another primetime win for Fox in the 18-49 demographic, generating a rating of 2.3 in the key 18-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen, up 5% from last week. The show drew 5.5 million viewers.

The series has won 11 of the last 13 Wednesdays.

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Fox ranked No. 1 for the night among the networks with a rating of 1.7 in the 18-49 category. 

On CBS, the ever-controversial "Big Brother" increased 10% to a 2.2. 

On NBC, "America's Got Talent" had its final round of eliminations before moving on to the semifinals. The show's demographic rating was the same as last week's, 2.1, and it increased to 9.2 million viewers, making it the most watched telecast of the night.

ABC's only original for the night, the news magazine "The Lookout," fell 30% to match its series low of 0.7. It brought in about 2.9 million viewers. 


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