NBC Rolls to Easy Win in Tuesday Prime Time

Jun 4, 2014  •  Post A Comment

NBC dominated the broadcast prime-time ratings Tuesday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the Peacock Network doubled its closest competition for prime time overall in the demo, while its "America's Got Talent" was the top show on broadcast by a wide margin.

The two-hour "Talent" went head-to-head with ABC's two-hour "Extreme Weight Loss" from 8-10 p.m. and delivered a 2.8 average in viewers 18-49 — dwarfing the 1.1 average for "Extreme." Both shows were down two-tenths from last week's season premieres.

NBC led out from "Talent" with "The Night Shift," which dipped one-tenth from last week to a 1.5 in 18-49. ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap," meanwhile, delievered a season high, rising two-tenths to a 1.4 average.

CBS aired three drama repeats and settled for third place among the broadcast nets, while Fox found itself well behind its big four broadcast rivals. Fox's "Riot" and "I Wanna Marry Harry" both delivered 0.4 averages in the 18-49 demo, with "Riot" falling two-tenths from a week ago while "Harry" held steady.

For prime time overall, NBC's 2.4 average was the class of the field in the 18-49 demo, ahead of ABC (1.2 average), CBS (1.0), Fox (4.0) and CW (0.3). NBC also topped the list in total viewers with 9.8 million, followed by CBS (7.3 million), ABC (3.9 million), Fox (1.1 million) and CW (0.7 million).

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