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Tuesday Overnights: More Hefty Dominance for ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC

'Bachelor in Paradise' Pales in Comparison

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.4/10, CBS: 3.3/ 6, ABC: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 1.4/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +40, ABC: + 8, CBS: – 6, NBC: -17, CW: -20

Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, as usual, with this edition of the perennial summer competition at a 6.9 rating/12 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that more than doubled competing “Bachelor in Paradise” on ABC (#3: 3.0/ 5). Fox’s combination of game shows “Beat Shazam!” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 8 p.m.) and “Love Connection” (#4: 1.2/ 2 at 9 p.m.) could not compete.

Despite the ample lead-in support, NBC reality/competition “Making It,” hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, slipped to a second-place 2.4/ 5 in the 10 p.m. hour, which trailed an encore telecast of “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS (3.2/ 6) by 25 percent. Third in the time period was recently introduced ABC reality competition “The Castaways” at a 1.9/ 4.

The remainder of the evening was all repeats.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Tuesday, August 7 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.3/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.6/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.6/12 (#1)
Fox – “Beat Shazam!”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 3.7/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.0/12 (#1)
Fox – “Beat Shazam!”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.9/12 (#1)
Fox – “Love Connection”: 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost” (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.1/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.0/12 (#1)
Fox – “Love Connection”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost” (R): 0.3/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Castaways”: 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Making It”: 2.8/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Castaways”: 1.8/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.2/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Making It”: 2.0/ 4 (#2)

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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