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Tuesday Final Nationals: ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC Has its Most-Watched Season Premiere in Six Years

NBC dominated Tuesday night as summer’s most-watched series since 2005, “America’s Got Talent” returned to begin its twelfth season, followed by the debut of reality competition “World of Dance”.

“America’s Got Talent,” (12.32 million) with new host Tyra Banks, drew its most-watched season premiere since May 30, 2011.

“World of Dance” (9.71 million, 2.4 rating/9 share among adults 18-49) scored the #1 premiere of 2017 on the broadcast networks in 18-49 and total viewers (excluding previews) and also the top regular-slot debut on the Big 4 networks in both measures since Premiere Week last fall (in 18-49 since “This Is Us,” 2.8 on Sept. 20, 2016, and in total viewers since “MacGyver,” 10.7 million on Sept. 23, 2016). It was also the top series debut for a summer alternative show on cable or broadcast in five years (since NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” 2.4 on May 21, 2012) and the most-watched summer alternative series debut across cable or broadcast in nine years (since ABC’s “Wipeout, June 24, 2008); also, was NBC’s most-watched summer series debut in nearly 10 years, since “The Singing Bee” on July 10, 2007 (13.3 million).

(Source: NBC)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Tuesday, May 30, 2017
ABC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.6/3 2431 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.8/3
8:00 Downward Dog 253 93 2.5/5 3751 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
8:30 The Middle (rs) 253 93 1.8/3 2677 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:00 American Housewife (rs) 252 92 1.4/3 2370 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:30 Imaginary Mary (f) 253 93 1.3/2 2128 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.8/2
10:00 American Housewife (rs) 252 92 1.2/2 1876 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
10:30 Speechless (rs) 252 92 1.2/2 1785 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
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 6036 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/3
8:00 NCIS (r) 253 93 4.7/9 7347 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.3/4
9:00 Bull (r) 253 93 4.2/8 6508 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
10:00 48 Hours: NCIS 253 93 2.8/5 4253 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.8/3
NBC PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.7/13 11451 1.7/9 2.6/10 3.3/11
8:00 America’s Got Talent (p) 245 93 7.2/13 12320 1.7/9 2.7/11 3.5/11
10:00 World of Dance (p) 245 93 5.9/11 9713 1.6/8 2.4/9 2.9/10
Fox PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.4/3 2206 0.5/3 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Lethal Weapon (r) 255 93 1.4/3 2114 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/3
9:00 Prison Break (f) 258 93 1.5/3 2298 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.0/3
CW PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 868 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 247 90 0.5/1 816 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 iZombie (f) 247 90 0.6/1 920 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1684 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1747 0.6/3
8:00 La Reina de la Cancion 0.9/2 1738 0.6/3
9:00 La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo 1.0/2 1773 0.6/2
10:03 La Piloto 0.9/2 1527 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 756 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.4/1 624 0.2/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.7/1 1254 0.4/2
9:00 La Candidata 0.3/1 620 0.2/1
10:00 El Bienamado 0.2/0 394 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.6/1 1040 0.3/1 0.4/2
8:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.6/1 1113 0.2/1 0.4/2
9:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.5/1 965 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 La Querida del Centauro (preliminary) 0.6/1 1041 0.3/2 0.4/2

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 5/30/17

Downward Dog” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Imaginary Mary” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

48 Hours: NCIS” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/10
Men 18-34: 1.3/8
Women 18-49: 3.1/11
Men 18-49: 2.3/10

World of Dance” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/10
Men 18-34: 1.1/6
Women 18-49: 3.0/11
Men 18-49: 1.7/7

Prison Break” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

iZombie” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

If Loving You is Wrong” (OWN)
1.29 household rating
1.897 million viewers
0.49 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.41
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.71
Men 18-49: 0.26

Animal Kingdom” (TNT)
0.78 household rating
1.193 million viewers
0.44 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.30
Women 18-49: 0.46
Men 18-49: 0.43

Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform)
0.61 household rating
0.900 million viewers
0.43 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.94
Men 18-34: 0.22
Women 18-49: 0.70
Men 18-49: 0.17

The Americans” (FX)
0.48 household rating
0.767 million viewers
0.20 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.19
Men 18-49: 0.20

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 5/30/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, May 30:

* 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
73 81 HOARDERS A&E 8:00 PM 60 591 0.17
67 68 HOARDERS AC A&E 9:00 PM 60 661 0.19
76 53 BORN THIS WAY A&E 10:00 PM 63 569 0.22
70 53 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 613 0.22
62 28 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 729 0.31
44 19 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 905 0.40
30 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1131 0.54
26 8 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1241 0.61
25 6 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1295 0.65
40 40 AMC PREMIERE EVENT: FURY AMC 8:00 PM 180 913 0.26
79 89 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 456 0.16
29 14 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 75 1160 0.46
91 68 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 355 0.19
92 79 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 350 0.18
99 81 TOSH.O CMDY 9:30 PM 30 306 0.17
92 68 TOSH.O CMDY 10:00 PM 30 350 0.19
94 68 TOSH.O CMDY 10:30 PM 30 343 0.19
90 96 SHARK TANK CNBC 10:00 PM 60 366 0.15
19 27 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1504 0.32
22 30 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 1350 0.29
27 33 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1198 0.28
40 40 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 7:00 PM 120 913 0.26
9 9 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 9:00 PM 62 2032 0.59
35 33 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 10:02 PM 61 983 0.28
65 68 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 685 0.19
57 89 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 782 0.16
51 81 ANDI MACK DSNY 8:30 PM 25 869 0.17
42 81 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:00 PM 30 908 0.17
44 89 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 9:30 PM 30 905 0.16
49 89 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 884 0.16
52 96 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 864 0.15
50 38 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 878 0.27
58 33 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 777 0.28
54 30 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 821 0.29
2 29 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2672 0.30
5 46 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2255 0.25
1 30 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2766 0.29
47 17 PRETTY LITTLE LIARS FRFM 8:00 PM 62 900 0.43
36 20 FX MOVIE PRIME: MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS FX 6:59 PM 181 973 0.39
59 64 THE AMERICANS FX 10:00 PM 74 767 0.20
96 89 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:30 PM 30 332 0.16
95 68 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 338 0.19
84 58 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 417 0.21
83 53 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 418 0.22
87 58 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 396 0.21
17 23 SP FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1611 0.36
15 17 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1827 0.43
18 26 GOOD BONES HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1599 0.33
46 68 TIME MACHINE HIST 9:00 PM 123 902 0.19
63 68 SIX DEGREES OF MURDER ID 8:00 PM 60 724 0.19
37 53 MOTIVES & MURDERS: CRACKING THE CASE ID 9:00 PM 60 939 0.22
48 40 LOVE KILLS ID 10:00 PM 60 895 0.26
66 49 MOVIE- LOM RPT: MICHAEL JACKSON: SEARCHING FOR NEVERLAND LIF 8:00 PM 154 679 0.24
56 46 BEYOND THE HEADLINES: BIOGRAPHY PRESENTS MICHAEL JACKSON LIF 10:34 PM 60 808 0.25
14 40 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1875 0.26
4 33 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2268 0.28
7 40 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2154 0.26
98 89 CHALLENGE: 14 TIMES MTV 8:00 PM 61 310 0.16
68 21 CHALLENGE: CHAMPS VS PROS MTV 9:01 PM 61 635 0.37
38 13 MTV FEAR FACTOR MTV 10:02 PM 61 936 0.47
33 81 GENIUS NGC 9:00 PM 60 1024 0.17
20 33 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 30 1420 0.28
21 40 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1361 0.26
32 38 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 1029 0.27
43 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 906 0.24
53 52 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 830 0.23
55 46 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 810 0.25
64 81 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 712 0.17
13 11 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 90 1897 0.49
60 68 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 10:30 PM 90 755 0.19
77 96 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 508 0.15
74 81 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 580 0.17
72 68 COPS SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 593 0.19
71 64 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 599 0.20
74 79 SYFY MOVIE: SKYFALL SYFY 8:00 PM 180 580 0.18
24 12 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1338 0.48
16 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1728 0.64
11 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1989 0.71
8 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2039 0.72
6 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2162 0.80
12 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1986 0.72
34 49 LPBW: BACK TO THE FARM TLC 8:00 PM 60 1008 0.24
10 15 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 64 2031 0.44
23 25 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS TLC 10:04 PM 62 1341 0.34
38 24 TNT WEEKDAY MOVIES: STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI TNT 6:01 PM 179 936 0.35
28 15 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 9:00 PM 60 1193 0.44
69 64 ANIMAL KINGDOM TNT 10:00 PM 60 622 0.20
81 96 BF: DELICIOUS DESTINATION TRAV 9:30 PM 30 431 0.15
96 81 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 332 0.17
89 68 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 374 0.19
86 58 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 411 0.21
85 53 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 413 0.22
88 58 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 10:00 PM 30 393 0.21
100 96 HML: INSIDE HACKS TRU 10:30 PM 30 299 0.15
61 89 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 744 0.16
3 2 WWE SMACKDOWN (1.39 HH, 0.59 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 120 2350 0.77
31 21 TEAM NINJA WARRIOR (0.63 HH, 0.32 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 61 1117 0.37
78 58 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 8:00 PM 60 464 0.21
80 64 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 9:00 PM 60 453 0.20
82 58 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 10:00 PM 60 423 0.21

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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