Tuesday Overnights: Summer Blockbuster ‘America’s Got Talent’ Ignites NBC

Recent Entries 'Making It' on NBC and 'Castways' on ABC Dip to Series Lows

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.5/10, CBS: 3.1/ 6, ABC: 2.6/ 5, Fox: 1.3/ 2, CW: 0.4/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +30, ABC: + 8, CBS: – 9, NBC: -15, CW: -20

Ratings Breakdown:
It was all about “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, as usual, with the two-hour telecast at a 7.0 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).

Despite the ample lead-in support, NBC reality/competition “Making Hit,” hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, dropped to a series low 2.3/ 5 in the 10 p.m. hour, which trailed an encore telecast of “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS (3.0/ 6) by 23 percent. Third in the time period was recently introduced ABC reality competition “The Castaways” at a series low 1.7/ 3.

Also original last night was just renewed Fox game show “Beat Shazam” (#4: 1.6/ 3 at 8 p.m.) and CW drama “The Outpost” (#5: 0.4/ 1 at 9 p.m.).

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): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.9/13 (#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): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.1/12 (#1)
Fox – “Beat Shazam”: 1.7/ 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): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.2/12 (#1)
Fox – “Love Connection” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Bachelor in Paradise”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.0/12 (#1)
Fox – “Love Connection” (R): 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The Outpost”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Castaways”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Making It”: 2.6/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Castaways”: 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 2.9/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Making It”: 2.0/ 4 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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