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NBC Tops First Summer Tuesday; Solid Return for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Considerable Tune-Out for 'Maya & Marty' Opener at 10 p.m., but NBC is Poised for Adult 18-49 Victory in all Six Half-Hours

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

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.4 rating/11 share, CBS: 4.5/ 8, ABC: 2.3/ 4, Fox: 1.4/ 2, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:

ABC: +15, NBC: + 5, CBS: -10, CW: -11, Fox: -42

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions”: 3.0 rating/5 share (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.7/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 6.9/12 (#1) – year-ago season opener: 6.9/11 on Tuesday 5/26/15
Fox – “Hotel Hell”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.7/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 7.3/12 (#1)
Fox – “Hotel Hell”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions”: 2.7/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 4.4/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 7.7/12 (#1)
Fox – “Coupled”: 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Containment”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “500 Questions”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 7.7/12 (#1)
Fox – “Coupled”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Containment”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Person of Interest”: 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Maya & Marty” (season premiere): 5.1/ 8 (#1) – year-ago series premiere of “I Can Do That” on 5/26/15: 4.1/ 7

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Fresh Off the Boat” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Person of Interest”: 4.5/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Maya & Marty” (season premiere): 3.8/ 7 (#2)

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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