NBC wins Tuesday overnight, beating second-place CBS


From 8-9 p.m. ET, “Minute To Win It” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) ranked #2 among the major networks in 18-49, total viewers and other key categories. 
From its first half-hour to its second, “Minute To Win It” grew by 33 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.0 from a 1.5) and by 22 percent or 1.2 million persons in total viewers (to 6.7 million from 5.5 million). 

From 9-11 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (3.2/9 in 18-49, 12.3 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” scored it highest adult 18-49 rating in eight weeks (since July 13) and biggest overall viewership in 13 weeks (since June 8).  Week to week, “Talent” is up 7 percent in both 18-49 rating (3.2 vs. 3.0) and total viewers (12.3 million vs. 11.5 million).

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.  NBC’s average of 10.2 million viewers overall for primetime is its top Tuesday average since June 1.  NBC’s 2.7 for the night matches its highest Tuesday average since June 1.

(source: NBC)