AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Tops Weekly Ratings
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NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week Among the Big-4 Networks
'Talent' is Also #1 for the Week Among Those Nets in Kids 2-11 and Teens 12-17
Also Ranking Among the Week's Top 25 on the Big 4 in 18-49 are 'American Ninja Warrior,' 'Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,' 'Dateline NBC' and 'Hollywood Game Night'
On Monday, 'American Ninja Warrior' Jumps 14% Week to Week to a Three-Week High in 18-49
Monday's 'Get Out Alive' Is Up for a Second Straight Week to Match Its Highest 18-49 Rating Since the Show's Premiere
An Encore 'Dateline' is #1 Friday Night, Non-Sports, on the Big 4 and Has Ranked #1 or Tied for #1 Non-Sports in its Friday Slot for Eight Weeks in a Row in 18-49, 25-54 and Total Viewers
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - August 20, 2013 - NBC has tied for #2 in adults 18-49 among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX for the Primetime week of August 12-18, led by the Tuesday edition of "America's Got Talent," which tied for #1 for the week among those networks in adults 18-49. According to "live plus same day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research, NBC averaged a 1.1 rating, 3 share in 18-49 and 4.1 million viewers overall for the week.
The Tuesday and Wednesday editions of "America's Got Talent" also accounted for the week's #1 ratings on the Big-4 networks in kids 2-11 (with a 1.5 rating for the Wednesday edition) and teens 12-17 (2.0 on Tuesday).
Top-rated NBC shows for the week of August 12-18 in adults 18-49 include: Tuesday's "Talent" (tied for #1), Wednesday's "Talent" (tied for #5), Monday's "American Ninja Warrior" (tied for #10), Monday's "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (tied for #14), Friday's "Dateline NBC" (tied for #17), Wednesday's "Talent" encore (tied for #17) and Thursday's "Hollywood Game Night" (tied for #20).
Primetime averages for the week of August 12-18 in adults 18-49 are: Fox, 1.3/4; CBS, 1.1/4; NBC, 1.1/3; ABC, 1.0/3; and CW, 0.3/1. In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: CBS, 5.4 million; ABC, 4.1 million; NBC, 4.1 million; Fox, 3.7 million; and CW, 1.0 million.
Averages for the 2012-13 Broadcast Year to date are: CBS, 2.4/7; Fox, 2.2/7; NBC, 2.1/6; ABC, 2.0/6; and CW, 0.6/2. In overall total viewers, the season averages are: CBS, 10.3 million; ABC, 7.2 million; NBC, 6.6 million; Fox, 6.2 million; and CW, 1.6 million.
For the 2012-13 broadcast year to date, NBC is running within a tenth of a rating point of #2 and within 0.3 of a point of #1 in adults 18-49, and ranks #2 in adults 25-54 and adults 18-34.
NBC highlights for the week of August 12-18:
Monday: "American Ninja Warrior" (1.6 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) jumped 14% week to week in 18-49 rating (to a 1.6 from a 1.4) to hit a three-week high, the show's best since a 1.6 on July 22 and matching its best since debuting with a 1.7 on July 1. "American Ninja Warrior" grew half-hour to half-hour by 20% (to a 1.8 from a 1.5) and has now grown half-hour to half-hour by at least 0.2 of a point with six of six telecasts this summer.
"Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) grew week to week for a second week in a row, up 8% versus the prior week's 1.3 and up 17% versus a 1.2 for the week before that. "Get Out Alive" matched its top rating since debuting with a 1.5 on July 8. "Get Out Alive" has delivered the best or tied for the best week-one, week-two, week-three, week-four, week-five and week-six ratings so far this summer for any new reality series on those networks.
"Siberia" (0.7/2 in adults 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) was up a tenth of a rating point or 17% versus the prior week's 0.6 in 18-49.
Tuesday: NBC ranked #1 for the night in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures, led by the #1 show of the night, "America's Got Talent" (2.4/7 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET). "Talent" topped the #2 telecast on those nets in 18-49 by an 85% margin (with a 2.4 from 9-11 p.m. vs. the 1.3 from 8-10 for Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"). In the 9-11 p.m. time period, "Talent" is #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC and FOX in every key ratings measure.
An encore telecast of "Hollywood Game Night" (1.1/4 in 18-49 3.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the time period in eight weeks (since June 18, "America's Got Talent").