Primetime Ratings: NBC Rocks on ‘AGT’ Finale

The America’s Got Talent finale paced NBC to a comfy win Wednesday, the network scoring a 2.4 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 10 share. That was well ahead of CBS’ 1.6/6. 

America’s Got Talent did a 2.9, which NBC said was its most watched finale in seven years. Fully 15.36 million people watched. Last Wednesday’s episode did a 2.0. Spoiler alert—12-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer won the million dollars. The premiere of The Good Place at 10 p.m. scored a 1.4, up 27% from its season one finale in January.

On CBS, the Big Brother finale grew 17% to 2.1, and the Salvation closer went up 20% to 0.6. 

Fox scored a 1.1/4, as the MasterChef season finale rated a 1.1 across two hours. It fell 15% from last week’s show. 

Univision was at 0.8/3. Telemundo was at 0.6/3. 

ABC did a 0.6/2, with repeated comedies leading into a repeat of Designated Survivor.

The CW scored a 0.2/1, with repeats of Arrow and Supernatural.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.