Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals Smash ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ Everything Else

ABC finishes second in key demo, third among total viewers

Last Updated: September 5, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

The “America’s Got Talent” semifinals dominated Tuesday’s primetime TV ratings, which means the NBC competition dispatched ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” and every other show on broadcast television as well.

NBC was first in ratings last night with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “America’s Got Talent” from 8-10 p.m. posted a 1.8/8 and 10.6 million viewers. The “Making It” season finale at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 3.8 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and third in viewers with 3.3 million. “Bachelor in Paradise” from 8-10 averaged a 1.0/5 and 3.9 million viewers. “Castaways” at 10 had a 0.5/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.6. CBS had a 3 share, Fox got a 2. Airing just reruns, CBS was second in total viewers with 5 million; Fox was fourth with 1.8 million.

For Fox, “Beat Shazam” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers. At 9, “Love Connection” got a 0.4/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 679,000, running all repeats.