NBC Rolls to Big Win as ‘Talent’ Dominates Broadcast Prime

Jul 30, 2014  •  Post A Comment

With its two-hour “America’s Got Talent” easily outpacing everything else on broadcast prime time Tuesday night, NBC rolled to a comfortable win for the night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that “Talent” delivered a 2.4 average in viewers 18-49, matching last week’s number. At 8 p.m. NBC’s “Food Fighters” surged three-tenths from last week to a 1.3, placing as the night’s second-highest-rated program on broadcast prime.

ABC’s two-hour “Extreme Weight Loss” ticked up one-tenth from last week to a 1.1 average in 18-49, while “Celebrity Wife Swap” also rose one-tenth, to a 1.0.

Fox and CBS aired all-repeat lineups in prime time.

For prime time overall, NBC’s 2.0 average gave it a big lead in adults 18-49, followed by Univision (1.4 average), ABC (1.0), CBS (0.9) and Fox (0.6). NBC won total viewers as well, averaging 8.6 million to lead CBS (6.4 million), ABC (3.4 million), Univision (3.3 million) and Fox (1.3 million).

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