NBC coasted to a comfortable primetime victory Tuesday, when “America’s Got Talent” served as a strong lead-in for the Democratic National Convention’s Night 2.
Meanwhile, the CW brought up the ratings rear, despite its “MADtv” reboot debut at 9 p.m.
ABC was runner-up in both the key 18-49 demographic and among total viewers.
NBC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 8.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “AGT” at 8 p.m. ET scored a 2.2/8 and 10.1 million viewers. DNC coverage at 10 put up a 1.3/5 and 5.5 million viewers.
ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4.5 million. “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” at 8 p.m. ET posted a 1.4/6 and 5.2 million viewers. At 10, DNC coverage received a 0.7/3 and 3.4 million viewers.
Fox and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.7. Fox had a 3 share, Telemundo had a 2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 1.8 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.6 million.
For Fox, the “Hotel Hell” season finale at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.9/4 and 2.5 million viewers. At 9, “Coupled” got a 0.5/2 and 1.1 million viewers.
CBS and Univision tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. CBS was third in viewers with 4 million, Univision was fifth with 1.7 million.
For CBS, following a rerun, “Zoo” had a 0.8/3 and 4.1 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. An hour later, convention coverage got a 0.4/2 and 2.5 million viewers.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million. “Whose Line Is It Anyway” at 8 p.m. ET received a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers. At 9, the new “MADtv” premiered to a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers.