NBC 3rd-place w/ 'Miss Universe'; solid 'America's Got Talent'


From 8-9 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 1.1/3 in 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall.  “Talent” earned its top 18-49 rating in this hour in five weeks (since August 8) and biggest overall viewership there in four weeks (since August 15), pending updates.
From 9-11 p.m. ET, the “2011 Miss Universe Pageant” (1.6/4, 5.2 million viewers overall) delivered NBC’s biggest overall audience in the time period since July 4, the night of the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.”  

In a competitive time period against ABC’s finale of “Bachelor Pad” and Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Miss Universe” grew from its first half-hour to its fourth by 38 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.8 from a 1.3) and by 29 percent or 1.3 million persons in total viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.5 million).

Monday Results (Notes on the competition to follow) (NFL football was carried locally by ABC in Boston, CW in Miami and CBS in San Francisco/Oakland):

(source: NBC)