NBC won the Tuesday ratings battle, as the return of summer staple America’s Got Talent gave the network a pop. Creator Simon Cowell is back at the judges’ table after an injury sidelined him last summer. NBC scored a 0.8 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. Tied for second were ABC, CBS, Fox and Univision, all at 0.4/3.
America’s Got Talent scored a 0.8 and 0.9 from 8 to 10 p.m., well down from last year’s 1.4 and 1.5 premiere. New Amsterdam grew 25% for a 0.5.
ABC had special Mike Tyson: The Knockout at 0.4 from 8 to 10. A To Tell the Truth rerun followed.
CBS had reruns across prime.
Univision had Disenando Tu Amor at a flat 0.4 and the premiere of Si Nos Dejan at 0.4. La Hija Del Embajador also earned a level 0.4.
Telemundo got a 0.3/2. Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Suerte De Loli and Cafe Con Aroma De Mujer all got a 0.3. Exatlon grew a tenth, La Suerte stayed level and Cafe lost a tenth.
The CW scored a 0.1/1. A Superman & Lois repeat led into a new episode, which was down a tenth at 0.1.
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.
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