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TV Ratings: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finale rises as CBS, NBC split Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

FOX's “So You Think You Can Dance” got a solid bump for its latest season finale, but it was “Big Brother” leading CBS to a Wednesday win among young viewers and “America's Got Talent” pacing NBC's overall win.

“Big Brother” was down a hair from last week, while “America's Got Talent” was up a similarly tiny amount.

Meanwhile, Wednesday night saw bumps for NBC's “Taxi Brooklyn” and for The CW's “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.”

It was, in fact, a series high for “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” which soared 30 percent week-to-week in total viewers.

On to the numbers…

Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.4 rating for Wednesday night, edging out the 1.3 rating for both FOX and NBC in the key demographic. ABC was a close fourth with a 1.1 key demo rating, followed by The CW's 0.5 key demo rating.

Overall, though, NBC won handily with an estimated 7.33 million viewers and a 4.5 rating/8 share for Wednesday primetime. CBS was second with an estimated 5.73 million viewers and a 3.6/6, topping the 4.08 million viewers and 2.6/4 for FOX. ABC averaged 2.4/4 and 3.575 million viewers for fourth, while The CW averaged 1.43 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating for Wednesday.

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