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Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Recovers a Bit From Last Week’s Decline

NBC widens gap with ABC

“America’s Got Talent” had a better Tuesday this week than last, and NBC widened its primetime ratings lead over ABC last night.

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. “America’s Got Talent” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.4/7 and 9.1 million viewers, making it the No. 1 show of the night. “Bring the Funny” at 10 had a 0.7/4 and 3.5 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and third in total viewers with 3.2 million. A two-hour “Bachelor in Paradise” from 8-10 got a 1.0/5 and 4 million viewers. Reruns followed, dragging down the network’s averages.

CBS, Telemundo and Univision all tied for third in the key demo’s ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.5 million, airing repeats of “NCIS,” “FBI” and “NCIS: New Orleans.” Telemundo was fifth in viewers with 1.14 million, Univision was sixth with 1.11 million.

Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and fourth in total viewers with 1.5 million. Following a rerun, “First Responders Live” at 9 had a 0.4/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/1 and in total viewers with 540,000. “Pandora” at 8 had a 0.1/1 and 515,000 viewers. A repeat followed.