NBC stays on top on Tuesday night
'Talent' finishes as the night's top show with a 2.8 in 18-49s
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Jun. 4, 2014
NBC is clearly the network to beat on Tuesday nights.
Week two of “America’s Got Talent” remained dominant, and lead-out “The Night Shift” held most of its audience from last week’s solid debut, lifting NBC to an easy primetime win last night.
“Talent” averaged a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 10 p.m., according to Nielsen overnights, down just 7 percent from last week’s season premiere, which posted a 3.0.
At 10 p.m., the new drama “Shift” posted a 1.5, down a tenth from last week’s debut.
Elsewhere last night, the series premiere of “Famous in 12,” the CW’s new reality series about a family who moves to Hollywood to become famous, managed just a 0.3 in 18-49s and 728,000 total viewers.
The season finale of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” surged 17 percent from last week to a 1.4 in 18-49s, its best rating in more than a year.
Earlier in the night, ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” posted a 1.1, falling 15 percent from last week, though it was up over the same night last year.
Fox’s “Riot” and “I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’” continued to struggle, both posting 0.4 ratings.
NBC led the night among 18-49s with a 2.4 average overnight rating and an 8 share. ABC was second at 1.2/4, CBS and Univision tied for third at 1.0/3, Telemundo was fifth at 0.6/2, Fox sixth at 0.4/1 and CW seventh at 0.3/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-nine percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
At 8 p.m. NBC was first with a 2.6 for “Talent,” while ABC and CBS tied for second at 1.0, ABC for “Weight” and CBS for a repeat of “NCIS.” Univision was fourth with a 0.8 for “De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero,” Telemundo fifth with a 0.5 for “La Impostora,” Fox sixth with a 0.4 for “Riot” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for “Famous.”
NBC was first again at 9 p.m. with a 3.1 for more “Talent,” with ABC and Univision tied for second at 1.2, ABC for more “Weight” and Univision for “Lo Que La Vida Me Robo.” CBS was fourth with a 1.0 for a rerun of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” Telemundo fifth with a 0.6 for “En Otra Piel,” Fox sixth with a 0.4 for “Marry” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for a “Supernatural” repeat.
At 10 p.m. NBC led with a 1.5 for “Shift,” followed by ABC with a 1.4 for “Swap.” Univision was third with a 0.9 for “Que Pobres Tan Ricos” and CBS and Telemundo tied for fourth at 0.8, CBS for a repeat of “Person of Interest” and Telemundo for “El Señor de los Cielos.”
NBC was also first for the night among households with a 5.9 average overnight rating and a 10 share. CBS was second at 4.8/8, ABC third at 2.5/4, Univision fourth at 1.4/2, Fox and Telemundo tied for fifth at 0.8/1, and CW seventh at 0.5/1.