‘America’s Got Talent’ Skewing Older, Still Tops Tuesday

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” remained the top program in key ratings categories on a ho-hum Tuesday, but the show has clearly taken on an older skew this summer.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a series-low 1.9 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 9.4 million viewers overall from 9 to 11 p.m., down a smidge from last week in both categories. Compared to the same night a year ago, the competition series was down 14% in 18-49 (from 2.2) while up 11% in total viewers (from 8.5 million). And while it matched last year’s rating in adults 25-54 (2.6), it tumbled 26% among persons 12-34 (1.4 vs. 1.9).

Leading off Tuesday for NBC, which won the night in all categories, “Food Fighters” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) was up a tenth from last week.

There wasn’t much else happening Tuesday, with ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall) down 25% (0.3) from last week. And the premiere of limited-run series “20/20: From Hell” fared modestly at 10 p.m. (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall).

CBS aired repeats of crime dramas “NCIS” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall).

And Fox went with encores of comedies “Family Guy” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall), “New Girl” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.1 million viewers overall) and “The Mindy Project” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.6/6; Univision, 1.2/4; ABC and CBS, 0.9/3; Fox and Telemundo, 0.6/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 7.8 million; CBS, 7.1 million; ABC, 3.5 million; Univision, 3.2 million; Telemundo, 1.4 million; Fox, 1.3 million; CW, 0.7 million.

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