For what it’s worth, NBC got a win Monday night in the Nielsen overnights, even while averaging a modest rating for prime time in the key 18-49 demo, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.
NBC’s 1.9 average in 18-49 was easily the best of the lot on a night when the other networks classified their shows as specials and put up mostly repeat programming. NBC’s 1.9 was followed by ABC with a 1.5, Univision and CBS tied at 1.2 and Fox with an astonishingly low 0.8 for the night. In total viewers it was still NBC on top with 6.2 million, followed by ABC with 5.2 million, CBS with 5.1 million, Univision with 3.0 million and Fox with 2.4 million.
NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was the top show of the night with a 2.7 average rating in viewers 18-49, but that was down 16% from a week ago. Also down was NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” which fell off 17% from its premiere a week ago to a 2.0.
ABC managed only a 1.8 for its two-hour “The Bachelorette,” down 25% from last week. The rest of the programming on ABC, along with all the programming on CBS and Fox, was repeats.