Tuesday Prime Time: A Rerun Easily Wins the Night TVbytheNumbers
A repeat program was the highest-rated show on broadcast prime Tuesday night -- by a lot -- based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC's two-hour rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" delivered a 1.9 average rating in the demo as NBC rolled to a comfortable win for the night.
NBC's lead-out from "Talent," a fresh installment of "The Night Shift," didn't fare nearly as well, sinking to a series-low 1.2, down one-tenth of a point from a week ago.
Much of the broadcast competition was also in repeats, but ABC, which aired a lineup of originals, had to settle for a tie for second place on the night with Univision, well off the pace set by NBC.
ABC's two-hour "Extreme Weight Loss," airing head-to-head against the "Talent" rerun, managed only a 1.0 in the 18-49 demo, which was a 25% improvement from a week ago. ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" slipped 7% from its most recent original to a 1.3.
Fox aired mostly repeats, with a fresh episode of "The Mindy Project" settling for a 0.5 average in 18-49.
CBS aired three drama reruns, with its best number being a 1.1 average in adults 18-49 for "NCIS."
For prime time overall, NBC averaged a 1.7 rating to lead the pack in viewers 18-49, followed by Univision and ABC (both with 1.1 averages), CBS (0.9) and Fox (0.6). NBC topped the field in total viewers with 7.3 million, followed by CBS (6.8 million), ABC (3.6 million), Univision (2.8 million) and Fox (1.4 million).