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Tuesday Overnights: ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC Remains the Show to Beat this Summer

Positive Sampling for NBC's 'Songland'

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.7/10, CBS: 3.8/ 7, ABC: 2.2/ 4, Fox: 2.0/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
ABC: +29, Fox: +11, CW: no change, CBS: + 9, NBC: -10,

Ratings Breakdown:
NBC stood well above the Tuesday competition thanks to the season premiere of summer favorite “America’s Got Talent,” which topped the night at a 6.6 rating/11 share in the overnight households from 8-10 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was 11 percent below the year-ago season opener (7.4/13 on 5/29/18).

In series premiere news, NBC singing competition “Songland” opened with a dominant 3.9/ 7 in households at 10 p.m., which was 13 percent below year-ago time period occupant “World of Dance” (4.6/ 8). Comparably, “Songland” bested competing “Blood & Treasure” on CBS (#2: 3.2/ 6) and “1969” on ABC (#3: 1.9/ 4) by 22 percent and 105 percent, respectively.

Elsewhere, Fox populated the evening with two episodes of “MasterChef Junior,” which averaged a modest 2.0/ 3 from 8-10 p.m. And the only other original program last night was CW drama “The 100” at a 0.6/ 1 at 9 p.m.

What follows are the household overnights by half-hour for the five broadcast networks for Tuesday, May 28:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Lion King”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 6.5/12 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Lion King”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 6.6/11 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Lion King”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.0/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 6.8/11 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The 100”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – Movie: “The Lion King”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 6.6/11 (#1)
Fox – “MasterChef Junior”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The 100”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “1969”: 1.9/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Blood & Treasure”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Songland” (series premiere): 4.3/ 8 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “1969”: 1.8/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Blood & Treasure”: 2.9/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “Songland” (series premiere): 3.6/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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