NBC waltzed its way to a win in Tuesday’s primetime Nielsen numbers last night, thanks to the second week of fresh episodes for “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance.”
The Peacock network grabbed first place in ratings among adults ages 18-49 and total viewers for the evening, even though the back-to-back competition series saw dips in both measures from their respective season premieres last week. (And their numbers last season.)
But it should be noted this easy victory was handed to NBC on a night filled with mostly repeat competition on the other Big 4 networks.
NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/9 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8, “America’s Got Talent” scored a 2.2/10 and 11.1 million viewers. At 10, “World of Dance” earned a 1.6/7 and 6.5 million viewers.
Fox and CBS tied for second in ratings with a 0.6/3 and 0.6/2, respectively.
CBS was second in viewers with 5.2 million. Following back-to-back reruns, at 10, “48 Hours: NCIS” settled for a 0.5/2 and 4.6 million viewers.
Fox was fourth in viewers with 1.9 million. At 8, “Beat Shazam” received a 0.7/3 and 2.1 million viewers. At 9, “Love Connection” got a 0.5/2 and 2.0 million viewers.
ABC and Univision tied for fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2.
ABC was third in viewers with 2.2 million, stacking its entire lineup for the evening with sitcom reruns.
Univision was fifth in viewers with 1.5 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 874,000. Following a repeat at 8, “The 100” at 9 managed a 0.3/1 and 943,000 viewers.