President Barack Obama

Wedneday's ratings recap:

8/7 CT
President Obama's press conference drew 16.5 million total viewers across ABC, CBS and NBC — a 13 percent decrease from his previous such prime-time appearance (which aired April 29).  Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, meanwhile, averaged 7.32 mil over its two-hour run, up 370K week-to-week.

TVGuide.com poll: Viewers prefer regular shows to Obama

9/8 CT
America's Got Talent topped the night with an audience of 11.5 million viewers, dipping 330K week-to-week. ABC's Wipeout (6.18 mil), airing an hour later than usual, plunged 22 percent.

10/9 CT
NBC's The Philanthropist (4.74 mil) enjoyed a 400K gain, while ABC's I Survived a Japanese Game Show held steady at 3.84 mil.

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