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Ratings: ‘AGT,’ ‘World of Dance’ Premieres Both Decline From Last Year – But They Still Dominate

J. Lo dance competition sheds 25 percent of its 2017 debut audience

NBC destroyed its broadcast competition Tuesday with new season starts for “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance.” Fox finished in a distant second-place in ratings with a pair of its own premieres.

The two-hour “AGT” premiere averaged a 2.4 demo rating/11 share and 12.1 million viewers. “World of Dance” followed with a 1.8/7 and 7.2 million viewers. Big numbers for sure — but they were both down from 2017.

NBC’s year-ago “AGT” season premiere scored a 2.7 demo rating and 12.3 million viewers. Back then, the series debut of “World of Dance” got off to a big start with a 2.4 rating and 9.7 million total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.4 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.7/3, but fourth in viewers with 2.1 million. At 8 p.m., “Beat Shazam” premiered its new season to a 0.8/4 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Love Connection” kicked off its summer with a 0.6/2 and 1.8 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 5.2 million. Following reruns, “48 Hours: NCIS” at 10 had a 0.5/2 and 4.3 million viewers.

ABC, Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, all with a 0.5/2.

Airing all reruns, ABC was third in total viewers with 2.2 million. Univision was fifth with 1.4 million viewers, and Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million. The network aired the Yankees game in New York City, but repeats elsewhere.