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Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Crushes Competition, ‘Maya and Marty’ Reaps Benefits

NBC night of premieres coasts to cakewalk Tuesday victory

America’s got talent, and NBC’s got another hit summer ready to scorch the competition.

That’s exactly what the broadcaster did last night, with the season premiere of “AGT” leading in to the series debut of “Maya and Marty.” NBC easily topped Tuesday in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers. Especially per that first metric, it wasn’t even close.

CBS finished runner-up across primetime last night, though it aired more rerun hours (two) than originals (one).

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 p.m. ET scored a 2.5/10 and 11.5 million viewers. At 10, “Maya and Marty” debuted to a 1.5/6 and 6.4 million viewers.

CBS was a distant second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and runner-up in viewers with 7 million. Following reruns, “Person of Interest” posted a 1.0/4 and 6.6 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.6 million. At 8 p.m. ET, “500 Questions” had a 0.9/3 and 4.2 million viewers. Repeats followed.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.9 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 1.5 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. Univision edged Telemundo in total viewers, 1.526 million to 1.522 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million. Following a rerun, “Containment” managed a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.