Ratings: NBC Tops Tuesday Competition With ‘America’s Got Talent’ Quarter Finals Kickoff

The CW’s “Mysteries Decoded” has a rough start

America's Got Talent - Season 14
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“America’s Got Talent” began its quarterfinal rounds Tuesday and won itself the title of the highest-rated primetime program of the evening in the process. It also helped home network NBC edge out its broadcast competition to win both the 18-49 demo and total viewers.

Meanwhile, The CW’s new series, “Mysteries Decoded,” started as a mystery to most viewers — as in not many people watched it.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.2 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. From 8-10 p.m., “America’s Got Talent” scored a 1.4/7 and 9 million viewers. “Bring the Funny” at 10 brought a 0.7/4 and 3.7 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/5 and third in viewers with 3.2 million. At 8, “Bachelor in Paradise” put up a 1.1/5 and 4.1 million viewers. Back-to-back repeats followed.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.5/2 and second in viewers with 4.1 million. The network aired only encores during primetime.

Fox and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. Fox was fourth in viewers with 1.6 million and Telemundo was fifth with 1 million.

For Fox, following a game-show rerun, “First Responders Live” at 9 settled for a 0.4/2 and 1.7 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 980,000.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in viewers with 545,000. At 8, “Pandora” managed a 0.1/1 and 611,000 viewers. At 9, the series premiere of “Mysteries Decoded” had a 0.1/0 and 456,000 viewers.