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‘America’s Got Talent’ Leads NBC to Midweek Overnight Victory

The CW Most Improved Year to Year

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Wednesday, August 31:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.1/ 9, Fox: 2.9/ 5, CBS: 2.6/ 4, ABC: 2.0/ 3, CBS: 1.0/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +43, NBC: +24, Fox: + 4, ABC: -20, CBS: -28

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (clips show): 4.5/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.1/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (R): 4.6/ 8 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.1/ 3 (#4)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.9/11 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Criminal Minds” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.3/12 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CW – “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “American Gothic”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “The Night Shift” (season finale): 3.8/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#2t)
CBS – “American Gothic”: 1.7/ 3 (#2t)
NBC – “The Night Shift” (season finale): 3.4/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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