CBS' "Big Brother," which featured special guest Kathy Griffin, won the television ratings battle Wednesday night among the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic and boosted the network to No. 1 in the desired category.
However, NBC, which aired "America's Got Talent" and "Taxi: Brooklyn," won the night overall averaging 6.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
"Big Brother," which drew roughly 6.5 million viewers, earned a rating of 2.3 among the key demo, a 10% boost from last week's episode.
According to data provided by Canvs, a social TV platform created by social media insights firm Mashwork, "Big Brother" also won the night on social media.
There were 101,730 total tweets about this week's episode. About 40,230 of the tweets were categorized as "reactions," meaning they contained emotion.
Also on CBS, Halle Berry's sci-fi series "Extant," which had roughly 5.5 million viewers, stayed even with last week's episode. With a rating of 1.0 in the key demo, it tied with its series low.
The network, which averaged 5.9 million viewers, had a rating of 1.4.
With a rating of 1.3, NBC tied for second in the key demo with Spanish-language network Univision.
Roughly 9.1 million people tuned in to "America's Got Talent" to see which acts would move on to the semifinals. With a rating of 1.8 among the key demo, the Nick Cannon-hosted show was down 5% from last week but was still the most viewed program of the night.