Tuesday's 2-hour 'America's Got Talent' wins top honor


From 9-11 p.m. ET, “America’s Got Talent” (3.1/9 in adults 18-49, 11.9 million viewers overall) generated the #1 results of the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers on a competitive evening that included Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef,” ABC’s “Wipeout,” and debut of “Take the Money & Run” and CBS’s “48 Hours Mystery.” 

“America’s Got Talent” is #1 in its two-hour time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and CW in 18-49, total viewers and most other key ratings categories.  Week to week, “America’s Got Talent” maintained its 18-49 rating and is up 3 percent in total viewers (11.9 million vs. 11.5 million).

“America’s Got Talent” won the 9-10 p.m. ET hour by margins of 20 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 3.0 vs.a.2.5 for Fox’s second-place “Masterchef”) and 44 percent (11.7 million vs. 8.1 million for CBS’s second-place “NCIS: LA” encore). 

In the 10-11 p.m. hour “Talent” beat the original ABC-CBS competition combined in 18-49 (3.1 vs. a combined 2.1) and total viewers (12.1 million vs. a combined 8.5 million).

Versus the same night last year, last night’s “America’s Got Talent” is up 7 percent in 18-49 rating (3.1 vs. 2.9) and is up 15 percent or 1.5 million persons in total viewers (11.916 million vs. 10.368 million).
From 8-9 p.m. ET, “It’s Worth What?” averaged a 1.2/4 in 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall.  From its first half-hour to its second, “It’s Worth What?” grew substantially in all key ratings categories, including gains of 27 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 1.4 from a 1.1) and 20 percent in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.4 million).

NBC is #1 for the night in total viewers, adults 25-54 and other key categories.  NBC has won 10 Tuesdays in a row in total viewers.

(source: NBC)