Ratings: NBC’s Winning ‘AGT’-RNC Combo Does It Again

CBS and Fox tie for second in key 18-49 demographic

Last Updated: July 21, 2016 @ 11:43 AM

NBC could get used to this whole “America’s Got Talent”-GOP Convention thing — the broadcast network topped primetime for the second night in a row with that combination.

CBS and Fox tied for second on Wednesday among the key 18-49 demographic.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 8.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “AGT” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.2/9 and 10.2 million viewers. Republican National Convention coverage at 10 posted a 1.3/5 and 5.7 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.9. Fox had a 4 share, CBS had a 3. CBS was second in total viewers with 3.3 million, Fox was third with 3 million.

For CBS, “Big Brother” at 8 p.m. ET landed a 1.7/7 and 5.5 million viewers. “American Gothic” at 9 had a 0.6/2 and 2.5 million viewers. RNC coverage at 10 got a 0.4/2 and 2.1 million viewers.

For Fox, “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. ET put up a 1.2/5 and 3.8 million viewers. At 9, “Wayward Pines” received a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers.

ABC, Univision and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.6. Univision had a 3 share, the others had a 2. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.4 million; Univision was fifth with 1.7 million; Telemundo was sixth with 1.5 million.

Following reruns, ABC’s 10 o’clock coverage of the right-leaning Cleveland happenings had a 0.5/2 and 2 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 p.m. ET got a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers. “Whose Line Is It Anyway” at 9 received a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers. A repeat followed.