UPDATE:Zoo” looked even better in the updated nationals issued by Nielsen this afternoon, as it was adjusted up to a 1.2 rating in 18-49. This means it held all of its premiere-night rating in both 18-49 and 25-54 (1.8). In total viewers, it held about 94% (7.67 million last night vs. 8.17 million for its premiere).

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” also was adjusted upward in the nationals (to 2.3 in 18-49 and 10.57 million total viewers).


CBS drama “Zoo” held up well in its second outing Tuesday, but NBC remained in control of the night overall with “America’s Got Talent” and a nice return by “Hollywood Game Night.”

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Zoo” averaged a 1.1 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers overall, again building nicely in the demo on its lead-in from a repeat “NCIS” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall) and holding its rating in the second half-hour.

This is the second best week-two 18-49 rating for any of the scripted series to bow on broadcast or basic cable in the last two months (behind only Fox’s “Wayward Pines,” which matched its 1.2 premiere rating in its second airing) and it’s tops outright among all those shows in both adults 25-54 (1.8/5) and total viewers. In Live+3 data from Nielsen, the “Zoo” premiere grew 37% in 18-49 (1.22 to 1.66) and 25% in total viewers (8.17 million to 10.26 million).

At NBC, “America’s Got Talent” hit a season low (2.2/8 in 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall) but was still the night’s dominant program. It was followed by the season premiere of Jane Lynch-hosted gameshow “Hollywood Game Night” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall). Getting its first real lead-in support, “Game Night” was able to match its series high in 18-49 while drawing its second largest overall audience.

“Talent” and “Game Night” were Tuesday’s top two programs as NBC more than doubled the demo rating of every other broadcast network and won the night easily as well in total viewers.

ABC aired repeats of “Fresh Off the Boat” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall) and “Black-ish” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall), followed by another lightweight two-hour edition of “Extreme Weight Loss” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall), which established a new series low. The second hour of “Weight Loss” finished well behind not only NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night” but also CBS’ repeat “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall).

Fox had a quiet night with “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” (series-low 0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall) and a special off-night repeat episode of “Bullseye” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall). And CW went with encores of “The Flash” (0.4/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall) and “iZombie” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 0.9 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.0/7; CBS and Univision, 0.9/3; ABC and Telemundo, 0.6/2; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 8.7 million; CBS, 7.0 million; ABC and Univision, 2.3 million; Fox, 2.1 million; Telemundo, 1.4 million.

TV Ratings Tuesday, July 7, 2015
18-49 ratings/share
  1. 1.

    America’s Got Talent

    (8:00 NBC)

    10.4 Million Viewers
  2. 2.

    Hollywood Game Night

    (10:00 NBC)

    5.4 Million Viewers
  3. 3.


    (9:00 CBS)

    7.5 Million Viewers
  4. 4.


    (8:00 CBS)

    7.5 Million Viewers
  5. 4.

    NCIS: New Orleans-r

    (10:00 CBS)

    6.0 Million Viewers