'America's Got Talent' scores win at 9pm for NBC


“America’s Got Talent” won its time period in adults 18-49.

At 8 p.m.. ET, “Minute To Win It” averaged a 1.2/4 in adults 18-49 and 4.8 million viewers overall.  From its first half-hour to its second, “Minute” grew by 18 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.1) and 17 percent in total viewers (5.2 million vs. 4.4 million).

At 9 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (2.8/8 in 18-49, 11.0 million viewers overall) scored the night’s #1 results on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox or CW in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key categories on a competitive night that included CBS’s season debut of Wednesday’s “Big Brother” from 8-9 p.m. and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” from 8-10.  “Talent” built on its lead-in by 133 percent in 18-49 and 129 percent in total viewers.

“America’s Got Talent” won its time period in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key demos head to head versus Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”  In adults 18-49, the “Talent” advantage was 56 percent (2.8 vs. 1.8 for “Dance” in that hour) and in total viewers, “Talent’s” margin of victory was 67 percent (11.0 million vs. 6.6 million for CBS’s second-place “Criminal Minds” encore).

At 10 p.m. ET, “Love in the Wild” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall) is #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and other key demos.
NBC is currently tied for the Wednesday nightlong win with CBS in adults 18-49.  If the tie stands in official nationals, it will mark the fifth time in six weeks NBC has earned a share of the Wednesday lead.

(source: NBC)