or


[06/18/08 - 11:50 AM]
NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Debut of the Summer to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 17.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC'S 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' IS THE #1 DEBUT OF THE SUMMER TO DATE

DESPITE EXTRAORDINARY COMPETITION FROM THE SIXTH AND DECIDING GAME OF THE NBA FINALS, 'TALENT' IS THE #1 SUMMER PREMIERE TO DATE IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND IS TIED FOR #1 IN 18-49

'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' IS THE #2 PRIMETIME ENTERTAINMENT TELECAST OF THE SUMMER IN TOTAL VIEWERS, BEHIND ONLY THE MAY 22 SEASON FINALE OF 'GREY'S ANATOMY'

BURBANK, Calif. � June 18, 2008 � Last night's season premiere of "America's Got Talent" became the #1 series debut of the summer to date, despite extraordinary competition from the sixth and deciding game of the NBA Finals, according to "fast affiliate-based" "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research (pending updates).

Last night from 9-11 p.m. ET, the season premiere of "America's Got Talent" (3.6 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49, 12.8 million viewers overall) delivered NBC's highest 18-49 rating for any primetime entertainment telecast on any night of the week since the May 15 season finale of "The Office" and the top total viewership for any NBC primetime entertainment telecast since the April 15 edition of "Law & Order: SVU."

In total viewers, "America's Got Talent" is the #1 premiere of the summer to date and the #2 primetime entertainment telecast of the summer to date on any network, behind only the May 22 season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" (live plus same day, excludes sports). In adults 18-49, "America's Got Talent" is also the #1 premiere of the summer to date, tied with the Wednesday, May 28 season premiere of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," pending updates.

Despite competition from the sixth and deciding game of the Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals, "America's Got Talent" earned NBC's highest 18-49 rating and total-viewer result in the Tuesday 9-11 p.m. time period since April 15 ("Biggest Loser" finale and "SVU") and improved by 20 percent in 18-49 versus NBC's average in this time period last summer. "America's Got Talent" grew from its first half-hour to its fourth by 29 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 4.0/11 from a 3.1/9) and by 18 percent or 2.1 million persons in total viewers (to 13.6 million from 11.5 million). In its second hour from 10-11 p.m. ET, "Talent" was the #1 non-sports program in all key ratings categories.

Despite the exceptional NBA competition, this was the third-strongest telecast ever for "America's Got Talent" in total viewers, behind only last year's finale and debut.

From 8-9 p.m. ET, "Deal or No Deal" (2.1/7 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall) scored NBC's highest 18-49 and total-viewer result in this time period in nine weeks (since the April 15 "Biggest Loser" finale). "Deal" increased from its first to its fourth half-hour, by 28 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.3/7 from a 1.8/60) and by 18 percent, or 1.4 million persons in total viewers (to 9.4 million from 7.9 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for Tuesday night are: ABC, 4.5/13; NBC and Fox, 3.1/9; CBS, 1.3/4; CW, 0.5/1. In overall total viewers, June 17 preliminary results are: NBC, 11.4 million; ABC, 11.1 million; Fox, 7.0 million; CBS, 5.5 million; CW, 1.4 million.

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.





  [june 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[05/01/16 - 08:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NHL Playoffs
Coverage of Pittsburgh at Washington leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/01/16 - 08:33 AM]
Penguins-Capitals Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Leads Saturday in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 30.

[04/30/16 - 01:17 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with ABC
"Blue Bloods" is the night's most-watched program while "Shark Tank" tops the charts among adults 18-49.

[04/30/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 as "Shark Tank" Surges to a 10-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[04/30/16 - 08:31 AM]
"Dateline" Grows, "Grimm" & "Caught on Camera" Maintain 100% Week-to-Week
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[04/29/16 - 04:26 PM]
Discovery Channel Dominates April with More Top Ten Unscripted Cable Series with Men Than Any Other Network
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 03:22 PM]
Science Channel Delivers Highest Rated and Most Watched April Among Total Viewers and Key Demos
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 11:16 AM]
Velocity Keeps Foot on the Gas in April with High Single and Double-Digit Ratings Increases
Velocity spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 09:11 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows to Season High Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 08:45 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "The Big Bang Theory"
The Eye's mainstay leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/29/16 - 08:37 AM]
"Scandal" Gains Adults 18-49 and Draws a 6-Week High in Total Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 08:25 AM]
"The Blacklist" Tops "Scandal" in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/28/16 - 10:01 AM]
Travel Channel Hits Highest-Rated April in Three Years Among P25-54
Travel Channel spins the numbers for the month of April.

[04/28/16 - 08:48 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Onto Demo Crown
The network's juggernaut leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/28/16 - 08:17 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest-Rated and Most-Watched April Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of April.