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‘America’s Got Talent’ Leads NBC to Another Rock-Solid Tuesday Overnight Victory

'Hollywood Game Night' Squanders the Lead-In Support, However

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.5/11, CBS: 3.4/ 6, ABC: 2.4/ 4, Fox: 1.1/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +10, NBC: – 3, CBS: – 6, ABC: – 8, CW: -17

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-Ratings Breakdown:
“America’s Got Talent” led NBC to another rock-solid Tuesday victory, with an 8.3 rating/14 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, this was eight percent above the 7.7/13 on the year-ago evening, which for a series in season 12 is unprecedented. And it bested competing “Bachelor in Paradise” on ABC (3.1/ 5) by a considerable 168 percent. But “Hollywood Game Night” at 10 p.m. did not benefit from the lead-in support from “AGT,” dipping to a second-place 3.0/ 5. That was a loss of 64 percent from “America’s Got Talent.”

Also original last night was failing ABC drama “Somewhere Between” at a typically modest 1.0/ 2 in the household overnights at 10 p.m.

What follows are the household overnight results for Tuesday, August 29 by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.7/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 8.0/14 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.7/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 8.4/14 (#1)
Fox – “Lethal Weapon” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.3/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 8.6/14 (#1)
Fox – “The Mick” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 2.7/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.3/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 8.3/14 (#1)
Fox – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Somewhere Between”: 1.1/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 3.4/ 6 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Somewhere Between”: 1.0/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 2.7/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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  • moshane58

    AGT is just great this year. Hard to say who will win. Really like the psychic/magician last night..