As the only broadcast network with three hours of original programming in primetime Tuesday, NBC cruised to a victory among adults 18-49 and overall viewers.

The Peacock’s two-hour “America’s Got Talent” (3.2 rating/9 share in 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall) had about 50% more viewers than any other program from 9-10 p.m., according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, and more than twice as many from 10-11 p.m. “Talent” had its highest adult 18-49 rating since July 13 and biggest overall viewership since June 8.

A firstrun episode of ABC’s “Wipeout” (2.7/9, 8.0 million) topped the 8 p.m. hour, ahead of NBC’s “Minute to Win It” (1.7/5, 6.1 million) and reruns of CBS’ “NCIS” (1.5/5, 9.9 million), Fox’s “Glee” (1.5/5, 4.0 million) and the CW’s One Tree Hill (0.3/1, 0.7 million).

At 9 p.m., “Talent” took advantage of a playing field clear of originals to defeat another “Wipeout” (2.2/6, 5.6 million) and “Glee” (1.6/4, 4.1 million), along with CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.4/4, 8.0 million) and the CW’s “Life Unexpected” (0.3/1, 0.7 million).

“Talent” dominated at 10 p.m., ahead of ABC’s “Nightlineprime: Secrets of the Mind — Why We Do What We Do” (1.1/3, 3.3 million) and CBS’ “The Good Wife” (0.9/3, 5.6 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages: NBC 2.7/8, ABC 2.0/6, Univision 1.9/5, Fox 1.5/5, CBS 1.3/4, CW 0.3/1.

In total viewers: NBC 10.2 million, CBS 7.9 million, ABC 5.7 million, Fox 4.0 million, Univision 3.9 million, CW 0.8 million.

Want Entertainment News First? Sign up for Variety Alerts and Newsletters!
Post A Comment 0