NBC rocked to No. 1 Wednesday w/ 'America's Got Talent'


At 8 p.m.. ET, “Minute To Win It” (1.4/4 in adults 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34. 

From its first half-hour to its second, “Minute To Win It” increased in every key ratings category, including gains of 25 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.5 from a 1.2) and 18 percent in total viewers (6.0 million vs. 5.0 million).

At 9 p.m. ET, the “America’s Got Talent” Results Show (2.6/7 in 18-49, 10.7 million viewers overall) ranked #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in all key measures — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers — as well as teens 12-17 and kids 2-11. 

In adults 18-49, the “Talent” advantage in the hour was 44 percent (2.6 vs. a 1.8 for ABC’s second-place “Modern Family” encores).  In total viewers, “Talent’s'” margin over its closest broadcast competitor was 106 percent (10.651 million vs. 5.174 million for CBS’s “Criminal Minds” encore).

“Talent” was the #1 show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox or CW in total viewers.

“America’s Got Talent” built on its lead-in by 86 percent in 18-49 rating and 94 percent in total viewers.

At 10 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.4/4 in 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall) tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, matching ABC’s original “Primetime Nightline: My (Extra) Ordinary Family” (1.4 rating each).
NBC ranked #1 for the night in total viewers.

 (source: NBC)