Ratings: NBC Wins Tuesday Despite ‘AGT’ Drop, ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Still Going Steady

More viewers watch CBS’ reruns than ABC’s fresh programming

Last Updated: August 29, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

“America’s Got Talent” was once again America’s Tuesday sweetheart, carrying NBC to an easy win in both the all-important adults 18-49 range and total viewers, according to overnight numbers from Nielsen. However, the program has seen better primetimes than last night’s, which took a little hit in both measures.

Meanwhile, ABC came in second place in the key demo thanks to another steady “Bachelor in Paradise,” but lost the runner-up trophy in viewers to CBS, a network that only aired encores.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “America’s Got Talent” scored a 1.8/8 and 10.6 million viewers. At 10, “Making It” drew a 0.8/4 and 4 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and third in viewers with 3.6 million. From 8-10, “Bachelor in Paradise” landed a 1.1/5 and 4.1 million viewers. “Castaways” at 10 settled for a 0.5/3 and 2.4 million viewers.

CBS and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.5/2.

CBS was second in viewers with 5 million, filling its primetime block with drama encores.

Telemundo was fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

Fox and Univision tied for fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2.

Fox was fourth in viewers with 1.5 million, airing repeats of “Beat Shazam” and “Love Connection.”

Univision was sixth in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 686,000. After a “The Flash” repeat, “Outpost” at 9 managed a 0.2/1 and 661,000 viewers.