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Tuesday Overnights: Clean Sweep for NBC

Solid Return for Veteran "America's Got Talent"

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.5/11, CBS: 3.5/ 6, Fox: 1.8/ 3, ABC: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +12, ABC: + 6, CBS: -10, NBC: -12, CW: -29

Ratings Analysis:
It was a clean household overnight sweep for NBC care of the season premiere installments of summer favorite “America’s Got Talent” (7.4 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m.) and sophomore “World of Dance” (4.6/ 8 at 10 p.m.). Comparably, “America’s Got Talent,” an immediate addiction, slipped by only six percent in household from its stellar year-ago opener (7.9/13 on 5/30/17). And “World of Dance” was down by a more significant 29 percent from the 6.5/12 series debut on the year ago evening. One episode into its 13th season and “America’s Got Talent” is a lock for another season of summer dominance.

Also opening their seasons were Fox game shows “Beat Shazam!” (#4: 2.0/ 3 at 8 p.m.) and “Love Connection” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 9 p.m.), which could not compare.

Other than “48 Hours” NCIS” on CBS (#2: 3.1/ 5 at 10 p.m.), the remainder of the evening was repeats (with ABC pulling “Roseanne” for another episode of “The Middle”).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, May 29 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 7.1/13 (#1)
Fox – Beat Shazam!” (season premiere): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Middle” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 7.4/13 (#1)
Fox – Beat Shazam!” (season premiere): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3t)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.6/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 7.6/13 (#1)
Fox – “Love Connection” (season premiere): 1.6/ 3 (#3t)
CW – “The 100” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “black-ish” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3t)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent” (season premiere): 7.6/13 (#1)
Fox – “Love Connection” (season premiere): 1.6/ 3 (#3t)
CW – “The 100” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Splitting Up Together” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “48 Hours: NCIS”: 3.1/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “World of Dance” (season premiere): 4.9/ 9 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Splitting Up Together” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “48 Hours: NCIS”: 3.0/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “World of Dance” (season premiere): 4.3/ 8 (#1)

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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