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Tuesday Overnights: ‘The Bachelorette’ Season-Ender Beats ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC

Another Successful Season for the Veteran ABC Franchise

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 4.5/ 8, ABC: 4.3/ 8, CBS: 1.7/ 3, Fox: 1.0/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:

ABC: +187, CW: -17, NBC: -26, Fox: -33, CBS: -46

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.6/10 (#1)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.4/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 5.3/10 (#2)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Pandora”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.8/10 (#1)
CBS – “Love Island”: 1.1/ 2 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 5.5/10 (#2)
Fox – “Spin the Wheel” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Pandora”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.8/10 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 5.7/10 (#2)
Fox – “First Responders Live” (R): 0.9/ 2 (#4)
CW – “The 100”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette” (season finale): 5.8/10 (#1)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 5.3/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “First Responders Live” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#4)
CW – “The 100”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Holey Moley” (R): 1.5/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Blood & Treasure”: 2.0/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Bring the Funny”: 2.7/ 5 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Holey Moley” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Blood & Treasure”: 2.0/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Bring the Funny”: 2.2/ 4 (#1)

11:30 p.m.
ABC — “Jimmy Kimmel”: 2.2/ 6 (#2)
CBS — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (Live): 2.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.6/ 4 (#3)

12:00 a.m.
ABC — “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.4/ 4 (#2)
CBS — “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (Live): 1.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC — “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

12:30 a.m.
ABC — “Nightline”: 0.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.0/ 4 (#2)
NBC — “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

1:00 a.m.
CBS — “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.7/ 3 (#2)
NBC — “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

1:30 a.m.
NBC — “Last Call with Carson Daly” (R): 0.6/ 3

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM ABC

    ABC Tuesday Prime Time (8-11pm – 5.7 million and 1.6/8 in AD18-49):

    With the conclusion of the 2-night season finale for The Bachelorette, ABC dominated prime time for the 2nd straight night, outrunning 2nd place NBC by 45% in Adults 18-49 (1.6/8 vs. 1.1/5). In viewers (5.7 million) and young adults (1.6/8), ABC marked its top summer Tuesday with entertainment programming in more than 3 years – since 6/7/16.

    Airing from 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelorette finale emerged as the clear #1 TV program for the 2nd night in a row, besting runner-up NBC’s America’s Got Talent by 75% head-to-head in the 2-hour slot among Adults 18-49 (2.1/10 vs. 1.2/6). In fact, part 1 (1.9/10) and part 2 (2.1/10) of The Bachelorette Season 15 finale qualify as the Top 2 highest-rated L+SD entertainment telecasts this summer.

    · Building night to night in viewers (+3%) and young adults (+11%) to close out at season highs, The Bachelorette rose over its year-ago finale (6.7 million and 1.8/8 on 8/6/18) by 10% in Total Viewers and by 17% in Adults 18-49 to score the show’s top telecast in 2 years – since its 2017 season finale.

    Social Highlights:

    · ABC’s The Bachelorette ranked as the #1 entertainment program across broadcast and cable on Tuesday night, earning a season-best 2.2 million total social interactions.

  2. FROM NBC

    NBC WINS TUESDAY IN TOTAL VIEWERS, “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” IS THE #1 MOST-WATCHED SHOW OF THE NIGHT

    THE #1 NEW SHOW OF THE SUMMER, “BRING THE FUNNY,” TAKES THE 10 P.M. HOUR IN ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 & TOTAL VIEWERS

    FROM 8-9 P.M., “TALENT” TRIPLES “LOVE ISLAND”

    DIGITAL / SOCIAL: “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” HAS AMASSED 1.45 BILLION VIEWS ACROSS ALL DIGITAL VIDEO PLATFORMS THIS SUMMER

    “TALENT” IS THE #1 MOST-SOCIAL BROADCAST SERIES OF THE SUMMER

    “BRING THE FUNNY” IS GROWING BY +95% AND +3.8 VIEWERS AFTER SEVEN DAYS OF LINEAR & DIGITAL DELAYED VIEWING PLUS ENCORES

    Tuesday Results:

    NBC is the #1 network Tuesday night in total viewers.

    “America’s Got Talent” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET):

    · Ranks as the #1 most-watched show of the night in total viewers.

    · Wins the 8-10 p.m. timeslot in total viewers over the “Bachelorette” finale (7.9 million vs. 7.4 million).

    · In the 8-9 p.m. hour, triples “Love Island” in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 0.4) and total viewers (7.8 million vs. 2.0 million from 8-9 p.m.).

    · Will add significant viewership via linear and non-linear delayed viewing and encores – “America’s Got Talent” is growing by +179% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing and encores, increasing all the way to a 4.18 rating, while adding +9.2 million viewers, increasing to 19.0 million persons in L+35+Digital+Encores.

    “AGT” Digital & Social:

    · “America’s Got Talent” has amassed 1.45 billion views across all digital video platforms so far this summer.

    · With 418 million combined total views across Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, Kodi Lee’s Golden Buzzer performance is the show’s most viewed video clip this season.

    · “Talent” is the #1 most-social Broadcast Series of the summer (18.4 million Total Interactions to-date in 24/7 metrics, Source: Nielsen Social SCR, 5/28/19-7/22/19. 24/7 Metrics. Series only. All dayparts and channels. Excludes News & Sports).

    “Bring the Funny” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):

    · Ranks #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; and total viewers.

    · The summer’s #1 new series (18-49 and total viewers, L+7), more than doubles CBS’ original competition in the timeslot in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.3 for “Blood & Treasure”) and tops it by +1.1 million viewers overall (3.8 million vs. 2.7 million).

    · Will grow substantially with digital and linear delayed viewing and encore viewership – “Bring the Funny” is increasing by +95% versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens after seven days of digital and linear delayed viewing and encores, growing to a 2.06 rating, while adding +3.8 million viewers, growing to 9.2 million persons in L+7+Digital+Encores

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.3/4; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.0/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.3/2; “Late Show,” 0.3/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline,” averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 0.8/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.2/2 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.1/1.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.