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Ratings: NBC’s ‘Better Late’ Maintains Its Impressive Premiere Numbers

Network blows everyone out of the water with ”America’s Got Talent“

“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.