NBC scored a patriotic victory Tuesday night, with “America’s Got Talent” and the second evening of Republican National Convention (RNC) coverage.
Fox actually finished second in the key 18-49 demographic, airing a pair of originals. Among total viewers, the runner-up was CBS.
Beyond Fox, it was a three-way tie for third in the main demo.
NBC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.2/9 and 10.7 million viewers. GOP Convention coverage at 10 had a 1.1/4 and 5.3 million viewers.
Fox was second in ratings with a 0.7/3, but fourth in viewers with 1.8 million. “Hotel Hell” at 8 p.m. ET got a 0.8/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Coupled” received a 0.5/2 and 1.3 million viewers.
CBS, Telemundo and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.6/2. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.3 million; Telemundo was fifth with 1.7 million; Univision was sixth with 1.6 million.
For CBS, following a rerun, “Zoo” at 9 p.m. ET landed a 0.7/3 and 4.1 million viewers. RNC coverage at 10 put up a 0.5/2 and 2.5 million viewers.
ABC was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 2.3 million. Following repeats, coverage of the Cleveland convention managed a 0.5/2 and 2.3 million viewers.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 830,000. Following a rerun, the “Containment” finale mustered a 0.3/1 and 854,000 viewers.