Ratings: ABC’s ‘The Last Defense’ Season Finale Settles for Indefensible Nielsen Numbers

NBC dominates Tuesday with “America’s Got Talent”

Last Updated: July 25, 2018 @ 10:14 AM

Tuesday marked another primetime victory for NBC, as summer’s top program “America’s Got Talent” kept doing its domination thing. It was not as hot an evening for ABC, which saw its “Last Defense” season finale settle for just 1.6 million viewers.

Fox and Telemundo ended up tied for (a very distant) second place last night, when CBS and ABC knotted up in fourth place behind them.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. A two-hour “AGT” starting at 8 p.m. posted a 2.0/9 and 11.5 million viewers. At 10, “World of Dance” received a 1.2/6 and 5.8 million viewers.

Fox and Telemundo tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. Fox was third in total viewers with 2.1 million, Telemundo was fifth with 1.3 million.

For Fox, “Beat Shazam” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 9, “Love Connection” got a 0.5/2 and 4.1 million viewers.

CBS and ABC tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. CBS was second in total viewers with 4.3 million, airing all reruns; ABC was fourth with 2 million.

For ABC, following repeats, “The Last Defense” at 10 settled for a 0.4/2 among adults 18-49.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 751,000. “The 100” at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 864,000 viewers. At 9, “The Outpost” got a 0.1/1 and 638,000 viewers.