There were no premieres or finales Wednesday night but there was a lot of live action. With Christina Applegate joining as guest judge, Fox had a live two-hour So You Think You Can Dance (1.7/5) at 8 PM. SYTYCD, which will be on hiatus for the next two weeks for the Olympics, was down 6% from last week. Over on NBC, where the London Games will be broadcast starting Friday, America’s Got Talent (2.2/6) was live at 9 PM. Talent was up 10% from last week as the series moved toward its semifinals. CBS started the night at 8 PM with a Big Brother (1.9/7). The multi-night show was down 5% from last Wednesday for a season low.Earlier, CBS had Criminal Minds (1.1/3) and CSI (1.2/4) repeats. Fox won the night in adults 18-49, NBC in total viewers with 6.095 million.
Before Talent, NBC had The CLIOS: World’s Best Commercials (1.2/4) special at 8 PM. At 10, the network aired Jimmy Fallon’s Primetime Music Special (1.6/5), essentially the greatest hits from late-night talk show.
ABC primarily had a night of repeats with The Middle (0.9/3), Suburgatory (0.8/3) and a double dose of Modern Family at 9 PM (1.3/4) and 9:30 PM (1.5/4). ABC ended the night with the fifth episode of the crime docudrama series Final Witness (1.0/3), which was down 17% from last week.