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[07/29/20 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spots with "America's Got Talent"
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/28/20):

NBC (5.283 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was still the network to beat on Tuesday with fresh installments from "America's Got Talent" (6.058 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "World of Dance" (3.734 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

ABC (3.494 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) took home the silver with its special mix of "Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro - A Special Edition of 20/20" (3.705 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here? - A Special Edition of 20/20" (3.736 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and "What Would You Do?" (3.043 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.122 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with second runs of "NCIS" (5.051 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "FBI" (4.012 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7) and "FBI: Most Wanted" (3.304 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (0.959 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) likewise served up repeats of "Hell's Kitchen" (1.152 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Prodigal Son" (0.766 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

And finally, The CW (0.605 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with "DC's Stargirl" (0.754 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and the broadcast debut of "Tell Me a Story" (0.456 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - DC's Stargirl
+66.67% - What Would You Do?
+40.00% - World of Dance
-9.09% - America's Got Talent (vs. 7/14/20)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - DC's Stargirl (vs. Pandora)
0.00% - World of Dance (vs. Bring the Funny)
-16.67% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - What Would You Do? (vs. Holey Moley (Repeat))
-50.00% - Tell Me a Story (vs. The 100)
-71.43% - American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here? - A Special Edition of 20/20 (vs. The Bachelorette)
-76.19% - Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro - A Special Edition of 20/20 (vs. The Bachelorette)


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/30/19):

ABC (5.679 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Tuesday thanks to the season finale of "The Bachelorette" (7.438 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and a repeat "Holey Moley" (2.159 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

NBC (6.505 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then had to settle for second with its pairing of "America's Got Talent" (7.874 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "Bring the Funny" (3.768 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was CBS (2.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its mix of "Love Island" (2.003 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5), a repeat "NCIS" (2.533 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Blood & Treasure" (2.686 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.247 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up encores of "Spin the Wheel" (1.417 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "First Responders Live" (1.078 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, fresh installments of "Pandora" (0.561 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) and "The 100" (0.602 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) on The CW (0.581 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - The Bachelorette (vs. 7/29/19)
0.00% - Love Island
0.00% - Blood & Treasure
0.00% - The 100
0.00% - Pandora
-22.22% - Bring the Funny
-25.00% - America's Got Talent

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+388.37% - The Bachelorette (vs. Splitting Up Together (Repeats))
0.00% - The 100 (vs. The Outpost)
-20.00% - Love Island (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
-25.00% - Blood & Treasure (vs. NCIS: New Orleans (Repeat))
-36.36% - Bring the Funny (vs. Making It)
-42.86% - America's Got Talent
-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," 1.3/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· 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 0.2/1 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," 0.8/3. 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 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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