Primetime Ratings: ‘Talent’ Grows as NBC Wins

NBC’s America’s Got Talent grew 17% week to week for a 2.1 in adults 18-49, while TheNight Shift rated a 1.1. The latter posted a 0.9 and 0.8 in a double run during its last original airing. Both paced NBC to a broadcast-best 1.5 rating in 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, and a 6 share.

MasterChef rated a 1.3 across prime on Fox, up 18% from its last fresh airing.

On CBS, Big Brother climbed 11% to a 2.0 while American Gothic rated a 0.5, up a tenth of a point. That gave CBS a 1.1/4.

ABC did a 0.8/3 with repeats.  

The CW measured a 0.4/2. Penn & Teller: Fool Us was up 33% to 0.4, while Whose Line Is It Anyway? scored a flat 0.4.

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.