“America’s Got Talent” crushed its Tuesday competition, keeping “Better Late Than Never” steady with its strong debut numbers.
ABC finished a distant second place in primetime’s key demographic, while CBS couldn’t come close to NBC in total viewers.
NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 10.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “AGT” at 8 p.m. ET scored a 2.5/10 and 12 million viewers. At 10, “Better Late Than Never” posted a 1.6/6 and 7.5 million viewers.
ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/3 and third in viewers with 3.4 million. “Bachelor in Paradise” at 8 p.m. ET put up a 1.4/6 and 5 million viewers. “After Paradise” at 9 received a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers. A rerun followed.
CBS and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.7/3. CBS was second in total viewers with 5.6 million viewers, Telemundo was fourth with 1.7 million.
For CBS, sandwiched between repeats, “Zoo” at 9 p.m. ET had a 0.7/3 and 4.7 million viewers.
Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.
Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million, airing all reruns.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million. Following a repeat, “MADtv” at 9 p.m. ET got a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers.