NBC Dominates Tuesday Ratings With ‘Talent’ And ‘Night Shift’

The Night Shift Ratings

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” looked strong as it returned to an original following last week’s repeat, teaming with recently renewed medical drama “The Night Shift” to give the network a dominant ratings victory.

NBC drew nearly as many young adults on Tuesday (a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo) as the combined totals of ABC, CBS and Fox (2.3 rating). Univision placed second on the night in 18-49 (1.2).

For the Peacock, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.6 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 10.9 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., matching its firstrun score of two weeks ago and easily Tuesday’s No. 1 program; it also figures to be the week’s No. 1 series in both categories. And at 10 p.m., “The Night Shift” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall) rebounded 25% (0.3) from last week’s low (following a “Talent” repeat), ruling the hour and matching the show’s second best rating since its late May launch.

NBC on Tuesday announced a 14-episode, second-season renewal for “Night Shift” (pictured), which is summer’s top new scripted series on broadcast or cable.

Elsewhere Tuesday, ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall) was down a tenth from last week (likely impacted by the original “America’s Got Talent”). And at 10 p.m., “Celebrity Wife Swap” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall) was down a big four-tenths from last week’s season.

Univision was led by “Lo Que la Vida Me Robo” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall), which tied with NBC’s “Night Shift” as the top scripted program of the night in 18-49, and “Que Pobres Tan Ricos” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall).

CBS aired encores of crime dramas “NCIS” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall).

Fox aired repeats of comedies “Family Guy” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at both 8:30 (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.2 million viewers overall) and 9 (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall) and “The Mindy Project” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall).

CW’s original series “Famous in 12” delivered more miniscule numbers (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.5 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.2/8; Univision, 1.2/4; ABC and CBS, 0.9/3; Telemundo, 0.7/3; Fox, 0.5/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 9.7 million; CBS, 6.2 million; ABC and Univision, 3.1 million; Telemundo, 1.8 million; Fox, 1.3 million; CW, 0.5 million.

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  1. Steve says:

    I watched the first episode solely because a friend had music in the show. But I won’t be back. The writing features every medical show cliche ever written, the acting is average and I could care less about this group of people. A huge snore fest if ever there was one. There isn’t a single traditional network drama that approaches those on pay TV.

  2. Richard says:

    have been watching show. I thought it was pretty good.until July 1st episode. you show our brave and corageous men and women of the military. then you present us with a gay Captain and a gay doctor. that was where it should have ended. I saw no need for the two men to kiss it should have ended. totally unnessary. you have lost me and my family as viewers. shame on your writers and producers.

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