NBC’s new comedy competition series “Bring the Funny” brought in plenty of viewers with its opening act — and thanks to its opener, “America’s Got Talent” — Tuesday but not more than its biggest competition, the MLB All-Star Game on Fox.
Over on CBS, the debut of the network’s adaptation of British dating series “Love Island” didn’t get a lot of love.
Fox was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. Those numbers were put up by the American League’s 4-3 win over the National League, with the game filling Fox’s entire primetime block — and then some.
Due to the nature of live sports, those fast-national Nielsen numbers for Fox should be considered subject to significant adjustment. They should only go up.
NBC was second in ratings with a 1.4/7 and first in viewers with 8.5 million. At 8 p.m., “America’s Got Talent” scored a 1.4/7 and 9.6 million viewers. At 10, the series premiere of “Bring the Funny” posted a 1.2/6 and 6.2 million viewers.
Telemundo was third in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.3 million viewers, thanks mostly to Kate del Castillo’s “La Reina Del Sur.”
CBS and ABC tied for fourth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. CBS was third in total viewers with 2.5 million. ABC was fourth with 1.9 million, airing all reruns.
For CBS, the 90-minute “Love Island” premiere from 8-9:30 received a 0.6 rating and 2.7 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Blood & Treasure” at 10 managed a 0.3 and 2.7 million viewers.
Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 657,000. Following a rerun, “The 100” at 9 got a 0.2/1 and 690,000 viewers.