“America’s Got Talent” handed NBC a Tuesday victory, despite the broadcaster’s “Maya and Marty” slipping 20 percent from its series premiere immediately afterward.
“The Bachelorette” was still good enough to bring ABC quite close in the key 18-49 demographic, but CBS actually wedged itself in between NBC and the Disney broadcaster among total viewers.
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 8.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “AGT” at 8 p.m. ET scored a 2.2/8 and 10.7 million total viewers. “Maya and Marty” dropped to a 1.2/4 and 4.9 million viewers.
ABC was second in ratings with a 1.8/7 and third in viewers with 6.3 million. “The Bachelorette” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.0/7 and 6.7 million viewers. At 10, special “The Bobby Brown Story: Every Little Step” received a 1.4/5 and 5.6 million viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and second in viewers with 6.5 million. Following reruns, “Person of Interest” at 10 p.m. ET had a 1.0/3 and 6.4 million viewers.
Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.7 million.
Fox and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 1.9 million; Telemundo was sixth with 1.51 million.
For Fox, “Hotel Hell” at 8 p.m. ET got a 0.7/3 and 2.4 million viewers. At 9, “Coupled” managed a 0.5/2 and 1.4 million viewers.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.49 million, airing just repeats.