Primetime Ratings: Potent ‘Talent’ Drives NBC to Win

NBC grabbed the Tuesday ratings title, posting a 2.4 in viewers 18-49, and a 9 share. That easily beat CBS at 0.7/3.

America’s Got Talent, with the contestants offering their final performances of the season before the Wednesday finale, did a 2.9 for its highest rating in three years. The week before, airing at 9, it scored a 2.3. The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace did a 1.2 for NBC.

Univision scored a 0.8/3 and Telemundo a 0.7/3.

On CBS, it was repeated dramas en route to 0.7/3.

ABC was at 0.6/2. It had repeated comedies, then Somewhere Between grew 33% to 0.4.

Fox did a 0.5/2. It too was in repeats.

The CW, also airing reruns, scored a 0.2/1.

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.