You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

NBC Shows ‘Talent’ in Tuesday Ratings Romp

Fox's 'Dance' second on the night

“America’s Got Talent” lifted NBC to a primetime victory among the broadcast networks Tuesday.

The two-hour “Talent” (2.8 rating/8 share among viewers 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall) won easily against the next-best performer among its competition in the demo at 9 p.m., the second hour of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.4/4, 4.1 million for the night).

“Dance” was tops in 18-49 at 8 p.m.

ABC had middling numbers from first-run programming: a two-hour “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.1/4, 3.7 million) and a Barbara Walters-hosted “20/20” special on Britain’s royal baby (0.9/3, 4,2 million). “Extreme” had its biggest aud in a month.

CBS had a night of reruns in “NCIS” (0.9/3, 7.1 million), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8/2, 5.8 million) and “Person of Interest” (0.8/2, 5.0 million).

NBC’s night began with a pair of “Hollywood Game Night” reruns (1.0/3, 3.4 million for the hour), while the CW aired two episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” (0.9/3, 2.3 million) followed by back-to-back editions of “Perfect Score” (0.3/1, 0.9 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC 2.2/7, Univision 1.6/5, Fox 1.4/4, ABC 1.0/3, CBS 0.8/3, CW 0.6/2.

In total viewers: NBC 7.9 million, CBS 6.0 million, Fox 4.1 million, Univision 4.0 million, ABC 3.9 million, CW 1.6 million.

More TV

  • Kasi LemmonsNew York Women in Film

    Kasi Lemmons, Jane Rosenthal, Ann Dowd Talk Golden Globes Female Director Snub

    The absence of women among director nominees for the Golden Globes is another example of how much work remains to be done to achieve gender parity in the entertainment industry, honorees said Tuesday night at the 40th annual Muse Awards presented by New York Women in Film and Television. “Harriet” director Kasi Lemmons, “The Irishman” [...]

  • The Flash -- "Crisis on Infinite

    'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Recap: A Rewritten Destiny Brings Another Superhero Death

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three,” “The Flash” episode of the 2019 “Arrowverse” crossover. Tuesday night was the official midpoint of the ambitious “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossovers, with an episode of “The Flash” that also marked the final episode of the year for the [...]

  • THE MASKED SINGER tree identity ana

    'The Masked Singer' Reveals the Identity of the Tree

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead, if you have not watched the episode of “The Masked Singer,” which aired on Dec. 10 on Fox. “The Masked Singer” has sent home another character — and more importantly, has unmasked that contestant. On Tuesday’s episode, titled “A Pain in the Mask,” the tree was revealed to be [...]

  • THE MASKED SINGER semi finals

    Everything to Know About 'The Masked Singer' Semi-Finals

    Television’s breakout reality show, “The Masked Singer,” wraps up its second season, unmasking a winner, next week — but first, the quirky competition show will celebrate the holidays. Teeing up the grand finale of the inarguable hit series, Fox is giving extra airtime to the show this week with a two-night event. Tuesday night, the [...]

  • daredevil Marvel Netflix

    Marvel to Shutter Television Division

    Marvel’s television division is officially winding down. Variety has learned that Marvel Television will no longer be developing any new series beyond the shows that are currently in production. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, Marvel will eliminate a number of positions in the near future as a result of the cessation [...]

  • Kaya Scodelario

    TV News Roundup: Netflix's 'Spinning Out' With 'Skins' Star Kaya Scodelario Gets Premiere Date

    In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix reveals the premiere date for “Spinning Out,” and USA reveals a first look at Ethan Hawke’s return to “The Purge” universe.  DATES Netflix‘s “Spinning Out,“ starring “Skins’s” Kaya Scodelario and from showrunners Lara Olsen (“Reign”) and Samantha Stratton, premieres Jan. 1. The series follows Scodelario’s Kat, a high-level figure skater [...]

  • Philip MckeonPhilip Mckeon

    'Alice' Child Star Philip McKeon Dies at 55

    Philip McKeon, known for playing the son of Linda Lavin’s titular character in the classic CBS sitcom “Alice,” has died. He was 55. The actor died Tuesday morning in Texas following a longtime illness, family spokesman Jeff Ballard confirmed to Variety. “We are all beyond heartbroken and devasted over Phil’s passing,” said Ballard. “His wonderful [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content