NBC Crushes the Competition as 'America's Got Talent' Remains Strong TVbytheNumbers
"America's Got Talent" dominated prime time Tuesday night, propelling NBC to a huge win over its broadcast competition, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC's two-hour "Talent" remained at a 2.6 average in viewers 18-49 -- the same number it delivered for its previous Tuesday original, two weeks ago. Leading out from the competition show, "The Night Shift" improved to a 1.5, up three-tenths of a point from last week's series low.
ABC was the only other network of the big four to put up original programming, and it was no match for NBC. Head-to-head against "America's Got Talent," a two-hour "Extreme Weight Loss" delivered a 0.9 average in 18-49, with "Celebrity Wife Swap" also turning in a 0.9. "Weight" was down one-tenth from a week ago, while "Swap" lost four-tenths from its most recent original.
CBS and Fox both aired all-repeat programming in prime time.
For prime time overall, NBC led the 18-49 demo with a 2.2 average, followed by Univision (1.2 average), then CBS and ABC (both 0.9), and Fox (0.5). NBC won big in total viewers as well, averaging 9.7 million to lead CBS (6.2 million), ABC (3.14 million), Univision (3.09 million) and Fox (1.3 million).