Broadcast primetime was a real zoo last night.
Fox topped Tuesday’s main 18-49 demographic with the Women’s World Cup semifinal, though due to the nature of live sports, fast national numbers for the net are approximate.
NBC was just one-tenth of a ratings point behind the preliminary winner, and took the total viewer crown thanks mostly to “America’s Got Talent.”
Meanwhile, CBS’s “Zoo” debuted to a touch more than 8 million total viewers, making it the most-watched premiere for a new summer scripted series this year. Including unscripted, ABC’s previous 2015 debut of “Celebrity Family Feud” bested it by about 650,000 total viewers.
“Zoo” was less impressive in the demo, with its 1.2 rating/4 share ranking behind “Family Feud,” “Battlebots,” “I Can Do That” and “The Briefcase” thus far this season.
Fox was first in ratings with a 3.3/13 in the advertiser-coveted demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 5.9 million, according to early numbers. Final numbers for the soccer match will be released later Wednesday by Fox Sports. The conclusion of the semifinal game at 8 p.m. earned a 3.3/13 and 9 million viewers. Special “Beat the Champs” at 9 received a 1.1/4 and 2/7 million viewers.
NBC was second in ratings with a 2.1/8 and first in viewers with 8.9 million. “America’s Got Talent” at 8 posted a 2.4/9 and 10.6 million viewers. The season finale of “I Can Do That!” at 10 had a 1.5/5 and 5.3 million viewers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and second in viewers with 7.2 million. “Zoo” was sandwiched between reruns at 9.
Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fifth in viewers with 2.2 million.
ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fourth in viewers with 2.4 million. Following repeats, “Extreme Weight Loss” had a 0.7/2 and 2.4 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 852,000, airing reruns.