September 4
11:57 2014

NBC ranked #1 for the night in total viewers with the #1 show of the night by that measure, "America's Got Talent," and week-to-week gains for "Talent" (+6%) and "Taxi Brooklyn" (+29%).

"America's Got Talent" (1.9/6 in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall from 9-10:01 p.m. ET) equaled a four-week high for a Wednesday telecast in adult 18-49 rating (matching the show's best since a 2.0 on Aug. 6). It's also a four-week high in total viewers (since 10.123 million on Aug. 6). "Talent" is up week to week by +6% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.9 from a 1.8) and up +7% in total viewers (10.110 million vs. 9.462 million). "Talent" built by +73% on its lead-in from an 8 p.m. encore in 18-49 rating and grew by +59% in total viewers.

"America's Got Talent" ranks #1 for the night in total viewers and won the time period among the Big 4 in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers

"Taxi Brooklyn" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) jumped week to week by 0.2 of a point or +29% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.9 from a 0.7) and by +25% or 1.1 million persons in total viewers (5.528 million vs. 4.421 million). Versus a "Camp" original in this time period on the same night last year, "Taxi Brooklyn" is even in 18-49 rating (0.9 vs. 0.9)and is up +72% in total viewers (5.528 million vs. 3.211 million).

"Taxi Brooklyn" hit a three-week high in 18-49 rating (best since a 0.9 on Aug. 13) and matched the show's best 18-49 score in five weeks (1.0 on July 30). The 0.9 rating puts "Taxi Brooklyn" within a tenth of a point of the series record and premiere rating in 18-49 (1.0).

In total viewers, "Taxi Brooklyn" set a series record (5.528 million, pending updates, the prior record is the premiere's 5.338 million on June 25).

An encore telecast of "America's Got Talent" (1.1/4 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew versus last week's rebroadcast in this slot by +10% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.1 from a 1.0) and by +15% in total viewers (6.364 million vs. 5.548 million). The 8 p.m. encore attracted the biggest overall audience for a Wednesday "Talent" rebroadcast since June 2 (6.379 million). It was also the second-biggest overall audience among 10 "Talent" Wednesday encores so far this summer.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday Night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Season figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."



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