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Tuesday Final Nationals: Simon Cowell’s AGT Judging Debut Gives Slight Boost to ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC

Positive Start to NBC Variety Show 'Maya & Marty'

NBC dominated Tuesday night with the eleventh season premiere of “America’s Got Talent”. The return delivered a 5 percent increase in total viewers from its year-ago premiere (11.09 million from 5/26/15); its adults 18-49 ratings delivery was flat from one year ago.

It’s the second-most-watched “Talent” debut in five years (since 2011, 15.3 million, trailing over that span only the 12.0 million in 2014).

Also, it equaled the highest Tuesday “Talent” in 18-49 in two years (since June 3, 2014, 2.9) and is the most-watched Tuesday “AGT” in two years (since May 27, 2014, 12.0 million).

Simon Cowell, producer of “AGT”, appeared on the show’s judging panel for the first time.

Leading out of “AGT” was the premier edition of the Lorne Michaels-produced variety show “Maya & Marty” with Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. It ranked as the second telecast of the night in every key demo, behind “AGT”.

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Programming Insider Tuesday, May 31, 2016
ABC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.1/4 3149 0.5/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 500 Questions (s) 2.5/4 3844 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:00 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 1.2/2 1830 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
10:30 Fresh Off the Boat (r) 1.1/2 1692 0.3/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
CBS PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.6/8 7022 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
8:00 NCIS (r) 4.9/9 7421 0.5/2 0.9/4 1.4/5
9:00 NCIS: New Orleans (r) 4.6/8 6980 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.4/4
10:00 Person of Interest 4.4/8 6664 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.5/5
NBC PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.9/11 9866 1.4/7 2.2/8 3.0/9
8:00 America’s Got Talent (p) 6.9/12 11667 1.6/8 2.6/10 3.4/11
10:00 Maya & Marty (p) 3.9/7 6263 0.8/4 1.5/6 2.1/7
Fox PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.2/2 1833 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
8:00 Hotel Hell 1.5/3 2373 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:00 Coupled 0.9/2 1294 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
CW PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1038 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 The Flash (r) 0.7/1 1017 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Containment 0.7/1 1059 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
Univision PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1634 0.6/2
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.8/2 1412 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.0/2 1718 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.1/2 1878 0.7/3
10:03 Yago 0.8/1 1277 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 416 0.2/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.1/0 239 0.1/0
8:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.3/0 497 0.2/1
9:00 Cine Sin Límite (2011) (thru 11:00) 0.2/0 376 0.1/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Tuesday 5/31/16

500 Questions” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Person of Interest” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

America’s Got Talent” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/9
Men 18-34: 1.2/6
Women 18-49: 3.0/11
Men 18-49: 2.1/9

Maya & Marty” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Hotel Hell” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Coupled” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Containment” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
Women 18-34: 0.41
Men 18-34: 0.41
Women 18-49: 0.57
Men 18-49: 0.93

Chrisley Knows Best” (USA)
Women 18-34: 0.67
Men 18-34: 0.35
Women 18-49: 0.76
Men 18-49: 0.40

Roots” Part 2 (2016) (History)
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.32
Women 18-49: 0.41
Men 18-49: 0.41

Roots” Part 2 (2016) (Lifetime)
Women 18-34: 0.34
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.43
Men 18-49: 0.19

Roots” Part 2 (2016) (A&E)
Women 18-34: 0.27
Men 18-34: 0.14
Women 18-49: 0.36
Men 18-49: 0.27

Roots” Part 2 (2016) (LMN)
Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.23
Men 18-49: 0.17

Cable Rankings – Tuesday 5/31/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Tuesday, May 31:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
94 ROOTS PART 1B A&E 8:00 PM 60 575 0.2
38 ROOTS PART 2 A&E 9:00 PM 133 1054 0.3
61 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 788 0.3
50 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 923 0.4
27 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 1149 0.5
26 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1155 0.5
15 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1566 0.8
10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1815 0.9
98 AMC MOVIE: WHAT WOMEN WANT AMC 8:00 PM 180 551 0.2
63 GRIZZLY UPRISING APL 8:00 PM 61 775 0.2
52 EXTINCT OR ALIVE: TASMANI APL 9:01 PM 61 849 0.2
76 RIVER MONSTERS: UNHOOKED: MONSTER SIZED APL 10:02 PM 75 673 0.2
24 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1188 0.5
89 BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN BRAVO 10:00 PM 60 593 0.2
51 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 893 0.2
54 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 839 0.2
60 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 790 0.2
44 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 8:00 PM 60 993 0.3
2 DEADLIEST CATCH DISC 9:00 PM 62 2254 0.7
14 THE LAST ALASKANS DISC 10:02 PM 61 1571 0.4
62 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 785 0.2
78 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:30 PM 25 660 0.1
96 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:00 PM 25 560 0.1
105 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:30 PM 25 517 0.1
34 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1080 0.2
22 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1234 0.2
19 BUNKD DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1349 0.2
23 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1215 0.2
36 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1077 0.2
39 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1048 0.2
43 BOTCHED E! 9:00 PM 60 1000 0.4
100 BOTCHED E! 10:00 PM 60 548 0.2
41 MLB: LA DODGERS / CUBS (0.68 HH) ESPN 8:00 PM 196 1027 0.3
91 BASEBALL RAIN DELAY (0.40 HH) ESPN 8:07 PM 24 580 0.2
33 CHOPPED JUNIOR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 1086 0.3
55 CHOPPED FOOD 9:00 PM 60 821 0.3
28 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 1131 0.4
1 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2727 0.2
3 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2191 0.2
6 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1969 0.2
95 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: PAUL BLART MALL COP FRFM 9:00 PM 120 567 0.2
25 FX MOVIE PRIME: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS FX 8:00 PM 180 1162 0.4
96 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:00 PM 30 560 0.1
98 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 8:30 PM 30 551 0.1
FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:00 PM 30 499 0.1
107 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:30 PM 30 505 0.1
IDIOTEST GSN 10:00 PM 30 370 0.1
IDIOTEST GSN 10:30 PM 30 374 0.1
93 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 578 0.2
13 FIXER UPPER HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1656 0.5
11 FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1808 0.5
7 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1850 0.4
9 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1826 0.4
65 ROOTS PART 1B HIST 8:00 PM 60 735 0.2
12 ROOTS PART 2 HIST 9:00 PM 133 1784 0.4
53 SEE NO EVIL ID 8:00 PM 60 843 0.2
58 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 9:00 PM 60 797 0.2
45 MURDER AMONG FRIENDS ID 10:00 PM 60 983 0.3
104 ROOTS PART 1B LIF 8:00 PM 60 519 0.2
31 ROOTS PART 2 LIF 9:00 PM 133 1106 0.3
82 ROOTS PART 2 LMN 9:00 PM 133 631 0.2
47 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 963 0.1
29 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1127 0.2
46 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 975 0.1
49 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 938 0.3
40 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 1028 0.3
42 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1005 0.3
48 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 941 0.3
102 LIFE BELOW ZERO NGC 9:00 PM 60 527 0.1
20 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1279 0.2
37 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1075 0.2
81 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 634 0.1
83 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 628 0.1
80 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 644 0.1
75 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 681 0.1
103 GO DIEGO GO NKJR 10:00 PM 23 521 0.1
85 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 9:00 PM 60 618 0.1
70 IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG OWN 10:00 PM 90 718 0.1
90 BAD GIRLS CLUB OXYG 8:00 PM 60 592 0.3
101 SPACE’S DEEPEST SECRETS SCI 10:01 PM 61 531 0.2
86 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 616 0.2
84 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 620 0.2
79 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 651 0.2
74 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 686 0.2
73 COPS SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 687 0.2
65 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 744 0.2
87 SYFY MOVIE: THE MUMMY (1999) SYFY 9:00 PM 150 609 0.2
16 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1540 0.6
8 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1844 0.7
4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2145 0.8
5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2067 0.7
68 SEPARATION ANXIETY TBS 10:00 PM 60 730 0.4
57 LPBW: BACK TO THE FARM TLC 8:00 PM 60 803 0.2
18 LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD TLC 9:00 PM 61 1431 0.4
21 OUTDAUGHTERED TLC 10:01 PM 61 1246 0.4
35 CASTLE TNT 8:00 PM 60 1078 0.3
29 CASTLE TNT 9:00 PM 60 1127 0.3
32 CASTLE TNT 10:00 PM 60 1105 0.3
71 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 7:36 PM 36 710 0.1
72 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 692 0.2
56 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 811 0.2
69 MODERN FAMILY USA 8:00 PM 30 723 0.3
64 MODERN FAMILY USA 8:30 PM 30 751 0.4
67 MODERN FAMILY USA 9:00 PM 30 735 0.4
59 MODERN FAMILY USA 9:30 PM 30 791 0.4
17 CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA 10:00 PM 31 1444 0.6
106 FIRST IMPRESSIONS USA 10:31 PM 31 516 0.2
92 LAW & ORDER WETV 8:00 PM 60 580 0.1
88 LAW & ORDER WETV 9:00 PM 60 596 0.1
77 LAW & ORDER WETV 10:00 PM 60 662 0.1

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Douglas, what were the exact 18-49 numbers for Idiotest and the 9:30pm Family Feud on GSN? Thank you!

      • Douglas: Thank you very much! I cannot find these figures anywhere else on the internet. I will be in touch Friday for GSN’s Winsanity, which premieres on Thursday. Big premiere!