NBC’s ‘Talent,’ ‘Night Shift’ Top Tuesday; Fox Rises With Repeats

Americas Got Talent ratings

NBC was the No. 1 broadcaster in demos during all six half-hours on Tuesday, as “America’s Got Talent” and “The Night Shift” stood as the night’s top two programs. Fox, meanwhile, fared better with repeats of comedies than it had the previous week with originals of “Riot” and “I Wanna Marry Harry.”

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.6 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 11.3 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., matching last week’s summer low but once again Tuesday’s No. 1 series in 18-49, 25-54 (3.3/10) and total viewers. It was followed by “The Night Shift” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall), which was emerged as the top new scripted series on any broadcast or cable network this summer; it was down a tenth from the prior two weeks.

CBS placed second in demos despite airing repeats of its Tuesday regulars “NCIS” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall).

ABC aired an original episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall), which tied its low and tumbled 33% from its prior outing of two weeks ago (1.2), and an encore “Celebrity Wife Swap” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall). Regular viewers of the weight-loss show may not have known it would be back on Tuesday, as it was scheduled on short notice due to the early conclusion of the NBA Finals; a sixth game, if necessary, would have been played on Tuesday.

Fox, which mustered a mere 0.4 rating in 18-49 and 1.1 million total viewers last week with alternative series “Riot” and “I Wanna Marry Harry,” improved a bit with repeats of “Family Guy” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at both 8:30 (0.4/2 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall) and 9 (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.2 million viewers overall) and “The Mindy Project” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.1 million viewers overall). “Family Guy” and the live-action “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will be airing alongside each other on Sundays this fall.

And CW barely registered with original “Famous in 12” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.6 million viewers overall) and a “Supernatural” repeat (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.7 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.2/7; Univision, 1.1/4; CBS, 0.9/3; ABC, 0.8/3; Telemundo, 0.7/2; Fox, 0.5/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 9.7 million; CBS, 6.4 million; Univision, 2.8 million; ABC, 2.7 million; Telemundo, 1.8 million; Fox, 1.2 million; CW, 0.7 million.


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