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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Performance Finale on NBC Earns Significant Gains

NBC dominated Tuesday night among total viewers (11.47 million), adults 18-49 (2.4 rating/10 share), adults 18-34 (1.5/8) and adults 25-54 (3.1/10).

“America’s Got Talent” matched its highest 18-49 rating in three years (since May 27, 2014, 3.0) and with 14.7 million viewers, delivered the show’s most-watched telecast for any night of the week in six years (best since July 5, 2011, 15.779 million).

Its performance finale on Tuesday jumped +30 percent week to week in 18-49 (3.0 vs. last week’s 2.3 from 9-11 p.m.) and +3.1 million persons or +27 percent in total viewers (14.7 million vs. 11.6 million).

Versus last year’s performance finale from Sep. 13, 2016, It grew +7 percent in 18-49 (3.0 vs. 2.8) and +5 percent in total viewers (14.7 million vs. 14.0 million).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, September 19, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.5/3 2289 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.8/3
8:00 The Middle (r) 254 92 2.2/4 3273 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
8:30 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 254 92 1.5/3 2256 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
9:00 black-ish (r) 254 92 1.5/3 2208 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:30 black-ish (r) 254 92 1.5/3 2243 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
10:00 Somewhere Between (f) 254 92 1.3/3 1876 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.5/2
CBS PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.9/7 5933 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/3
8:00 NCIS (r) 255 92 4.3/8 6601 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
9:00 Bull (r) 255 92 3.7/6 5549 0.3/2 0.6/2 1.0/3
10:00 NCIS: New Orleans (r) 254 92 3.7/7 5650 0.4/2 0.6/3 1.0/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.7/12 11468 1.5/8 2.4/10 3.1/10
8:00 America’s Got Talent 245 92 8.5/15 14695 2.0/11 3.0/12 3.9/12
10:01 The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace (s) 245 92 3.1/6 4851 0.6/3 1.1/5 1.5/5
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1785 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:00 Lethal Weapon (r) 254 92 1.2/2 1951 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
9:00 The Orville (rs) 254 92 1.0/2 1619 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.4/1 658 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 250 89 0.5/1 693 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow (r) 250 89 0.4/1 623 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2309 0.9/4
7:00 Terremoto en Mexico (s) 1.5/3 2755 1.0/5
8:00 Primer Impacto (s) 1.5/3 2905 1.1/4
9:00 Terremoto en Mexico (s) 1.2/2 2109 0.8/3
10:00 Terremoto en Mexico (s) 1.0/2 1914 0.8/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 540 0.2/1
5:55 Cine The Expendables (2010) 0.2/0 403 0.1/1
7:55 La Tierra Prometida 0.4/1 631 0.2/1
8:55 Totalmente Diva 0.3/1 532 0.2/1
9:55 Rosario Tijeras 0.3/1 471 0.2/1
10:55 XRC (s) (thru 11:25) 0.1/0 148 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1679 0.6/3 0.7/3
7:00 Noticias Telemundo Terremoto (s) 0.8/2 1301 0.3/2 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.8/2 1494 0.5/3 0.6/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 0.9/2 1673 0.6/3 0.7/3
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.0/2 1870 0.7/4 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 9/19/17

Somewhere Between” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.4/12
Men 18-34: 1.6/10
Women 18-49: 3.6/13
Men 18-49: 2.5/11

The Paley Center Salutes the Best of Will & Grace” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

American Horror Story: Cult” (FX)
1.36 household rating
2.247 million viewers
1.15 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 1.68
Men 18-34: 0.82
Women 18-49: 1.41
Men 18-49: 0.88

If Loving You Is Wrong” (OWN, 9 p.m.)
1.27 household rating
1.891 million viewers
0.49 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.47
Men 18-34: 0.12
Women 18-49: 0.72
Men 18-49: 0.26

Shooter” (USA)
0.77 household rating
1.196 million viewers
0.36 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.29
Women 18-49: 0.29
Men 18-49: 0.43

Being Mary Jane” (BET)
0.57 household rating
0.815 million viewers
0.32 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.32
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.46
Men 18-49: 0.21

Live+3 Days Ratings – Tuesday 9/19/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC THE MIDDLE R 0.77 0.79 3% 3274 3375 3%
ABC FRESH OFF THE BOAT R 0.63 0.65 3% 2257 2297 2%
ABC BLACK-ISH-TUE 9PM R 0.63 0.64 3% 2208 2265 3%
ABC BLACK-ISH-TUE 9:30PM R 0.65 0.67 4% 2243 2325 4%
ABC SOMEWHERE BETWEEN O 0.37 0.48 32% 1877 2355 25%
CBS NCIS R 0.70 0.72 2% 6602 6942 5%
CBS BULL R 0.62 0.64 3% 5550 5843 5%
CBS NCIS: NEW ORLEANS R 0.64 0.67 4% 5651 5965 6%
NBC AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE O 3.03 3.56 18% 14695 16819 14%
NBC PALEY CENTER: WILL & GRACE S 1.14 1.22 7% 4851 5145 6%
FOX LETHAL WEAPON-TUE R 0.53 0.55 5% 1952 2101 8%
FOX THE ORVILLE-SP 9/19 9P RS 0.43 0.47 9% 1619 1841 14%
CW THE FLASH R 0.21 0.21 3% 693 735 6%
CW D.C.’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW R 0.18 0.18 1% 623 643 3%

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 9/19/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, September 19:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
72 83 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AC A&E 8:00 PM 60 553 0.15
17 15 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY A&E 9:00 PM 61 1425 0.46
48 41 MURDER OF LACI PETERSON A&E 10:01 PM 92 781 0.26
58 35 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 700 0.27
47 20 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 791 0.37
39 16 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 871 0.41
30 8 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1083 0.54
22 5 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1241 0.65
20 3 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1295 0.68
80 77 AMC MOVIE: CON AIR AMC 8:00 PM 150 433 0.16
84 91 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN BET 7:00 PM 180 412 0.14
43 23 BEING MARY JANE S4 BET 10:00 PM 60 815 0.34
82 91 BELOW DECK BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 428 0.14
21 13 BELOW DECK BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1253 0.47
66 52 VANDERPUMP: JAX & BRITTANY BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 617 0.23
93 71 TOSH.O CMDY 8:00 PM 30 345 0.18
90 58 TOSH.O CMDY 8:30 PM 30 373 0.20
91 58 TOSH.O CMDY 9:00 PM 30 370 0.20
94 67 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 337 0.19
70 23 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 592 0.34
79 58 JIM JEFFERIES SHOW CMDY 10:30 PM 30 458 0.20
26 41 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1141 0.26
24 35 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1148 0.27
27 41 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1124 0.26
78 83 SON OF SAM: TERROR DISC 6:57 PM 123 468 0.15
59 58 STREET JUSTICE: THE BRONX DISC 9:00 PM 61 694 0.20
77 91 DREW PETERSON: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY DISC 10:01 PM 61 490 0.14
71 91 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 570 0.14
34 54 DESCENDANTS 2 DSNY 8:00 PM 125 948 0.21
41 83 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:05 PM 25 834 0.15
49 91 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 772 0.14
98 91 MOVIES WE LOVE: MONSTER-IN-LAW E! 8:00 PM 181 310 0.14
73 67 BASEBALL RAIN DELAY (0.38 HH, 0.19 A18-34) ESPN 7:00 PM 70 534 0.19
46 48 MLB POST SEASON IMPACT: MINNESOTA @ N.Y. YANKEES (0.54 HH, 0.19 A18-34) ESPN 8:10 PM 211 795 0.24
53 41 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 735 0.26
56 35 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 708 0.27
37 29 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 904 0.29
2 28 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2782 0.31
4 35 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2529 0.27
1 31 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2860 0.28
86 71 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: TWILIGHT FRFM 8:00 PM 180 396 0.18
23 16 FX MOVIE PRIME: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE FX 7:00 PM 180 1172 0.41
7 1 AMERICAN HORROR STORY FX 10:00 PM 62 2247 1.15
99 83 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:30 PM 30 305 0.15
100 91 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 298 0.14
97 77 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 317 0.16
92 71 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 359 0.18
95 71 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 336 0.18
74 77 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 510 0.16
68 67 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 608 0.19
34 48 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 948 0.24
28 29 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1120 0.29
19 35 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1391 0.27
18 31 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1405 0.28
40 46 FORGED IN FIRE AC HIST 8:00 PM 183 837 0.25
36 58 KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN ID 8:00 PM 60 921 0.20
29 35 KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN ID 9:00 PM 60 1088 0.27
25 27 GRAVE MYSTERIES ID 10:00 PM 60 1147 0.32
85 91 DM: CHLOE DOES IT LIF 8:50 PM 10 402 0.14
52 48 DANCE MOMS LIF 9:00 PM 62 751 0.24
64 58 DANCE MOMS FL LIF 10:02 PM 12 643 0.20
14 67 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1689 0.19
3 22 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2743 0.35
6 31 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2368 0.28
88 71 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN10 MTV 8:00 PM 30 375 0.18
81 54 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN10 MTV 8:30 PM 30 430 0.21
67 23 FEAR FACTOR SPECIAL MTV 9:00 PM 61 611 0.34
42 10 CHALLENGE: DIRTY 30 MTV 10:01 PM 62 833 0.50
32 54 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 60 988 0.21
63 58 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 647 0.20
65 58 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 626 0.20
62 52 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 650 0.23
57 31 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 704 0.28
61 83 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 660 0.15
60 83 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:30 PM 30 685 0.15
54 76 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 714 0.17
51 83 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 7:30 PM 90 754 0.15
9 12 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 60 1891 0.49
33 48 GREENLEAF OWN 10:00 PM 60 955 0.24
96 91 INK MASTER SPIKE 9:00 PM 60 320 0.14
38 16 INK MASTER SPIKE 10:00 PM 60 901 0.41
16 9 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1485 0.51
12 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1735 0.58
10 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1873 0.63
11 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1845 0.67
44 20 CONAN SPECIAL TBS 10:00 PM 60 804 0.37
8 13 LITTLE COUPLE TLC 8:00 PM 125 2200 0.47
13 19 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:05 PM 63 1725 0.39
45 46 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN TNT 8:00 PM 136 796 0.25
55 41 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: DJANGO UNCHAINED TNT 10:16 PM 226 711 0.26
75 83 BIZARRE FOODS W/ANDREW Z TRAV 9:00 PM 60 504 0.15
76 91 BIZARRE FOODS W/ANDREW Z TRAV 10:00 PM 60 495 0.14
83 58 ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING TRU 10:00 PM 30 422 0.20
50 77 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 759 0.16
69 77 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 9:00 PM 60 595 0.16
5 2 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.52 HH, 0.60 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 120 2510 0.74
15 10 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 31 1532 0.50
31 26 ACCORDING TO CHRISLEY USA 10:31 PM 31 990 0.33
88 77 2017 HIP HOP HONORS VH1 8:00 PM 69 375 0.16
87 54 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 10:00 PM 59 389 0.21

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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