Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With ‘AGT’

NBC won the ratings race Tuesday, as a blazing America’s Got Talent led to a 1.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. That beat the 1.0/4 that ABC put up.

America’s Got Talent was up a tenth of a point at 1.9 and NBC Fall Preview rated a 0.8.

On ABC, Bachelor in Paradise grew 20% to 1.2 and Castaways rose 25% to 0.5.

Univision scored a 0.7/3 with the U.S. versus Mexico soccer telecast.

CBS rated a 0.6/3 with drama reruns.

Fox did a 0.6/2. Beat Shazam rated a 0.7 and Love Connection a 0.4. Both shows were flat.

Telemundo rated a 0.5/2.

The CW did a 0.2/1. A Flash repeat led into a new The Outpost which grew 100% for a 0.2.

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.