July 18--"America's Got Talent" easily won Wednesday night's ratings battle as the show reduced its number of contestants to 60 before heading from Las Vegas to New York.
The show's 9 p.m. broadcast on NBC, following an 8 p.m. encore, attracted an average of 11 million viewers, according to Nielsen, up 3% from last week.
The show, featuring judges Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B., also topped the key 18-49 demographic with an average rating of 2.8, matching last week's numbers.
The broadcast helped NBC outpace other networks with an average of 7.7 million viewers and a rating of 2.0 in the key demo.
The network's Australian comedy/drama import "Camp," which followed "Talent," slipped from last week's premier, hooking an average of 4.5 million viewers.
Fox's "MasterChef" cooking competition got 5.6 million viewers and a 2.1 in 18-49, making it the night's second-highest-rated show.
CBS's "Big Brother" was up 6% from last week with 6.3 million viewers. Its 18-49 rating grew 5% to 2.1.
The only other original Wednesday night show was ABC's "The Lookout," which held steady from last week.
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