Nielsen’s delayed Tuesday TV ratings were worth the wait for NBC.
The home to “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance” topped the rest of the Big 4 competition combined in the key 18-49 demographic across last night’s primetime.
ABC finished second in the main demo and third in terms of total viewers, with “The Bachelorette” and its “Downward Dog” finale.
NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 10.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “AGT” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.4/10 and 12.1 million viewers. At 10, “World of Dance” earned a 1.9/8 and 7.7 million viewers.
ABC was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and third in viewers with 3.8 million. “The Bachelorette” at 8 landed a 1.3/6 and 4.8 million viewers. The penultimate “Downward Dog” episode at 10 had a 0.5/2 and 2.2 million viewers. The sitcom’s finale at 10:30 got a 0.4/2 and 1.8 million viewers.
CBS and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6. Telemundo had a 3 share, CBS got a 2. CBS was second in total viewers with 5.8 million, airing just reruns; Telemundo was fourth with 1.47 million.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fourth in viewers with 1.51 million.
Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.44 million, running all repeats.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 746,000. Following a rerun, the “iZombie” finale received a 0.3/1 and 838,000 viewers.