Ratings: NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Dominates, Nears Season High Tuesday

America's Got Talent Ratings
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After facing the NBA Finals the previous two weeks, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was back to its dominant ways Tuesday, standing as easily the night’s No. 1 program and approaching a season high. Original offerings on Fox and ABC, on the other hand, continued to underwhelm.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.5 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 10.9 million viewers overall, up 9% (0.2) from last week for the top rating for any Big Four series since the show’s season premiere on May 26 (2.6); and with an un-rounded 2.54 in the prelims, there’s a good chance of matching a season high in the nationals. Capping the winning night for NBC was first-year alternative series “I Can Do That” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall), which was up a tenth from its low of last week opposite the concluding Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

For the night, NBC averaged the same 18-49 rating (2.2) as CBS, ABC and Fox combined. The Peacock also won comfortably in total viewers (8.9 million to 7.3 million for runner-up CBS.

Elsewhere, ABC followed encores of “Fresh Off the Boat” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall) and “Black-ish” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall) with the post-NBA return of “Extreme Weight Loss” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall), which delivered its lowest score in three airings this summer.

Fox’s “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall) matched its season low, and was followed by a special episode of “World’s Funniest” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall).

CBS aired repeats of “NCIS” (0.9/4 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall), followed by an original “48 Hours” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall). New drama “Zoo” bows in the 9 o’clock hour next week.

And CW went with encores of “The Flash” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall) and “iZombie” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.8 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.2/8; CBS and Univision, 0.9/3; ABC, 0.7/2; Fox and Telemundo, 0.6/2; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 8.9 million; CBS, 7.3 million; ABC, 2.5 million; Univision, 2.2 million; Fox, 2.1 million; Telemundo, 1.4 million; CW, 0.9 million.

    TV Ratings Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    18-49 ratings/share
  1. 1.

    America’s Got Talent

    (8:00 NBC)

    10.9 Million Viewers
  2. 2.

    I Can Do That

    (10:00 NBC)

    5.1 Million Viewers
  3. 3.


    (8:00 CBS)

    8.8 Million Viewers
  4. 4.

    NCIS: New Orleans-r

    (9:00 CBS)

    7.4 Million Viewers
  5. 5.

    48 Hours

    (10:00 CBS)

    5.8 Million Viewers

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  1. Bobby Rooney says:

    ROFL! this, coming from a channel that has canceled almost all of its shows in the past year…and a cheezy reality show dominates…what? an unflushed toilet? seriously, who watches this garbage when there are amazing cable shows out there. at least the CW offers something different. public tv has hit truly hit its lowest point.

    • Loraine says:

      Agreed. It used to be really special. We turned off.
      Seriosly with talent reading someone’s ass. Really!!!!

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