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[08/05/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Special Tops Charts for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/4/20):

NBC (5.355 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was once again the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to the "America's Got Talent: 15th Anniversary Special" (6.083 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and a new "World of Dance" (3.900 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

CBS (3.998 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) was a distant second with its mix of "NCIS" (4.941 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3), "FBI" (4.055 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) and the special "John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero" (2.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

Next up was ABC (1.830 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with repeats of "Modern Family" (2.235 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), another "Modern Family" (1.719 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "Black-ish" (1.405 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "Mixed-ish" (1.386 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) plus a new "What Would You Do?" (2.117 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.084 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up repeats of "Hell's Kitchen" (1.352 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "Prodigal Son" (0.816 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.623 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its duo of "DC's Stargirl" (0.841 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Tell Me a Story" (0.406 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - World of Dance
0.00% - DC's Stargirl
0.00% - Tell Me a Story
-40.00% - What Would You Do?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - DC's Stargirl (vs. Pandora)
0.00% - John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero (vs. Blood & Treasure)
-14.29% - What Would You Do? (vs. Bless This Mess (Repeats))
-22.22% - World of Dance (vs. Bring the Funny)
-42.86% - America's Got Talent: 15th Anniversary Special (vs. America's Got Talent)
-50.00% - Tell Me a Story (vs. The 100)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/6/19):

NBC (7.855 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was back on top on Tuesday with fresh installments of "America's Got Talent" (9.532 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "Bring the Funny" (4.502 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

ABC (2.880 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the number two draw with "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.566 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) followed by repeats of "Bless This Mess" (1.566 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "Black-ish" (1.449 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Next up was FOX (1.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with a repeat "Spin the Wheel" (1.627 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and the relocated "First Responders Live" (1.416 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.505 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a new "Love Island" (2.028 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), a repeat "NCIS" (2.760 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and the season finale of "Blood & Treasure" (2.729 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, a new "Pandora" (0.617 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) and the season finale of "The 100" (0.596 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.607 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Bring the Funny
+16.67% - America's Got Talent
0.00% - Love Island
0.00% - Blood & Treasure
0.00% - The 100
0.00% - Pandora
-20.00% - First Responders Live

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Outpost)
0.00% - First Responders Live (vs. Love Connection)
-9.09% - Bachelor in Paradise
-10.00% - Bring the Funny (vs. Making It)
-20.00% - Love Island (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-26.32% - America's Got Talent
-40.00% - Blood & Treasure (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
-66.67% - Pandora (vs. The 100)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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