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Tuesday Overnights: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Ignites NBCS

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.1/ 9, CBS: 3.0/ 6, ABC: 2.5/ 5, Fox: 1.1/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 1

Percent Change From Year-Ago Evening:
CW: no change, CBS: – 3, ABC: – 4, NBC: – 7, Fox: -15

Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about NBC, of course, with summer favorite “America’s Got Talent” topping the night at a 6.3 rating/11 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, this was almost double the household rating of competing “Bachelor in Paradise” on ABC (3.2/ 6). One year earlier, “SGT” scored a 7.0/12 in the overnights.

In week two news, “Mysteries Decoded” on The CW was flat at a 0.4/ 1 at 9 p.m., which was one-tenth of a rating point below lead-in “Pandora” (#5, 0.5/ 1 at 8 p.m.). For more on “Pandora,” click here

Elsewhere, NBC’s “Bring the Funny” slipped to second at 10 p.m. with a 2.5/ 5, which was 60 percent below the 9:30 p.m. portion of “America’s Got Talent” (6.2/11). “First Responders Live” on Fox scored a 1.2/ 2 (#4) at 9 p.m. And the remainder of the evening were repeat telecasts as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.6/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got America”: 6.2/12 (#1)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel” (R): 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Pandora”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.3/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got America”: 6.3/11 (#1)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Pandora”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got America”: 6.6/12 (#1)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Mysteries Decoded”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.0/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “FBI” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got America”: 6.2/11 (#1)
Fox – “First Responders Live”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Mysteries Decoded”” 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Bless This Mess” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 2.8/ 5 (#1t)
NBC – “Bring the Funny”: 2.8/ 5 (#1t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 2.7/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Bring the Funny”: 2.2/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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