Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season Finale Lands Largest Audience in 7 Years

“The Good Place” premiere got good numbers behind NBC’s big summer hit

Last Updated: September 21, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.”)

Wednesday was a huge night for “America’s Got Talent” winner Darci Lynne Farmer. Oh yeah, and for NBC.

The “AGT” Season 12-ender was the franchise’s most-watched finale in 7 years. That sure helped “The Good Place,” which landed pretty good numbers with its Season 2 premiere immediately after “Talent’s” confetti dropped.

CBS’ “Big Brother” also came to a conclusion last night, and was up slightly from last summer’s finale in the key 18-49 demographic. Of course, on an average basis, nothing could touch NBC’s big primetime results.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.4 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 12.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 p.m. scored a 2.9/11 — the best for a finale in six years — and 15.4 million viewers. At 10, “The Good Place” put up a 1.4/6 and 5.8 million viewers, very solid numbers for the Mike Schur sitcom.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.6/6 and in viewers with 5.5 million. “Big Brother” at 8 earned a 2.1/9 and 6.7 million viewers. The “Salvation” season finale at 10 settled for a 0.6/2 and 3.2 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 3.9 million. Hour 1 of the network’s “MasterChef” finale landed a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. The second 60 minutes posted a 1.2/4 and 4.2 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fifth in viewers with 2.1 million.

ABC and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6. Telemundo had a 3 share, while ABC got a 2. ABC was fourth in total viewers with 2.5 million, airing all reruns; Telemundo was sixth with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 778,000, also running just repeats.