From 8-8:21 p.m. ET, NBC ran coverage of the Presidential Address as sustaining programming, which will not be included in nightlong or weekly ratings averages.
From 8:21-9 p.m. ET, NBC aired “Minute To Win It,” which averaged a 1.7/6 in 18-49 and 6.0 million viewers overall in the 8:30-9 p.m. half-hour, according to these preliminary fast-affiliate Nielsens. For that half-hour, “Minute To Win It” ranked #2 among the major networks in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; adults 18-34 (tie) and men 18-34.
From 9-11 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (2.9/8 in 18-49, 11.3 million viewers overall) is the #1 telecast of the night in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key categories. “Talent” dominated the time period in all key ratings categories.
“America’s Got Talent” delivered its biggest overall viewership for a Tuesday telecast in seven weeks (since July 13).
For its second hour from 10-11 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” was a dominant #1 among the major networks in every key ratings category, topping the combined ABC-CBS result in adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, as well as total viewers for that 10-11 p.m. hour.
NBC was #1 for the night in 18-49, total viewers and all other key categories (pending updates). NBC’s average of 9.4 million viewers overall for primetime is its top Tuesday average since June 1.
NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.