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Ratings: ‘Songland’ Slips With ‘AGT’ Recap Show as Lead-in, Univision Tops Tuesday

Telemundo finishes third in key 18-49 demo on a big night for futbol en Español

An “America’s Got Talent” recap episode and “Big Brother” faced off on Tuesday night, when NBC ultimately pulled away from CBS with an original “Songland” out-dueling a new episode of “Blood & Treasure.” Unfortunately for NBC, CBS and all of the English-language broadcasters, Univision actually won primetime with its soccer coverage.

Those *other* English-language broadcasters, ABC, Fox and The CW, all aired all reruns. They also all finished behind Telemundo, which broadcast some futbol as well.

Of course, the non-Spanish-language broadcast battle didn’t all come down to the 10 o’clock shows — two hours of “AGT” out-weighed one of “Big Brother,” setting the tone there. Without an original “America’s Got Talent” as lead-in — and with its existence in a holiday week — “Songland” ratings declined 22% week to week.

Univision was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but third in total viewers with an average of 2.5 million, according to preliminary numbers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 0.9/5 and first in viewers with 5.7 million. Following the “AGT” rerun (of sorts), “Songland” at 10 p.m. had a 0.7/4 and 3.6 million viewers.

Telemundo was third in ratings with a 0.7/4 and fourth in viewers with 1.9 million.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and second in viewers with 3.8 million. “Big Brother” at 8 got a 1.0/6 and 4.5 million viewers. Following a repeat, “Blood & Treasure” at 10 managed a 0.4/2 and 3.4 million viewers.

Fox was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.82 million.

ABC was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.83 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 823,000.

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had NBC finishing first in the key ratings demographic. The ratings for Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo typically arrive after the English-language ones, and generally do not impact the top of the overall broadcast rankings.)