Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins Amidst Repeats
It was a big Tuesday for NBC, as America’s Got Talent scored a 2.7 in adults 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and Better Late Than Never notched a series high at 1.7. AGT was up 13% over the previous week, while Better Late crept up 6% in setting a series high. NBC noted that AGT's 13.7 million total viewers was the show's highest mark in five years.
NBC weighed in at 2.3 for the night, with a 9 share.
CBS did a 1.1/4, ABC a 0.7/3, Fox a 0.4/2 and CW a 0.3/1.
Big Brother did a flat 1.8 on CBS, with repeats filling out the prime grid.
ABC had comedy reruns before a repeat of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fox was in repeats too, as was The CW.
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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.