Ratings: NBC Takes Tuesday With ‘AGT’ Season High, Paley Center Salute to ‘This Is Us’

Fox’s “Beat Shazam” and “Love Connection” finales tick up, ABC’s “Castaways” goes out soft

Last Updated: September 19, 2018 @ 1:13 PM

NBC grabbed another Tuesday win, thanks to “America’s Got Talent” and “This Is Us” — and the latter program didn’t even air last night.

“America’s Got Talent” hit a season high in total viewers and the show’s highest number in the all-important adults 18-49 range since June 19 (2.2 rating), according to overnight Nielsen data.

NBC kept its streak going with help from “This Is Us,” which returns for its third season next week. The show got some love via the “Paley Center Salutes ‘This Is Us'” special, which came in right behind “AGT” as the night’s No. 2 program in the key 18-49 demo.

In finale news, Fox’s “Beat Shazam” and “Love Connection” both ticked up in the 18-49 group as their seasons came to a close, and ABC’s “Castaways” went out without drawing many eyeballs.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “America’s Got Talent” scored a 2.2/10 and 12.8 million viewers. At 10, the “Paley Center Salutes ‘This Is Us” special received a 0.9/4 and 4.8 million viewers.

Fox, Telemundo and CBS tied for second in ratings, all with a 0.6/3.

CBS was second in viewers with 5.5 million, airing all encores.

Fox was third in viewers with 2.1 million. The “Beat Shazam” finale at 8 p.m. got a 0.8/4 and 2.3 million viewers. At 9, “Love Connection” ended its season with a 0.5/2 and 1.8 million.

Telemundo was fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

ABC and Univision tied for fifth in ratings both with a 0.4/2.

ABC was fourth in viewers with 1.6 million. Behind a stack of reruns, “Castaways” Season 1 finale settled for a 0.3/2 and 1.6 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in viewers with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million, filling its primetime block with repeats.