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NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Grows +13% Vs. Same Night Last Year

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (2.6/11 in 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) grows +13% versus the same night last year in 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.3 on June 7, 2016) and +1.4 million persons or +13% in total viewers (12.178 million vs. 10.793 million). Maintains 100% versus last week's 2.6 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings and 96% versus last week's 2.7 in official nationals, which made it the top-rated "Talent" debut in three years. In total viewers, grows +1% versus last week's 12.067 million persons in these fast affils, which made it the most-watched "Talent" premiere in five years, and maintains 99% of last week's 12.320 million in official nationals.

The show dominates the time period in all key measures. Increases by +43% from its first half-hour to its fourth in adult 18-49 rating (from a 2.1 to a 3.0) and +2.8 million persons or +26% in total viewers (10.7 million to 13.5 million). Will add significant viewership via time-shifting: Last week's "Talent" grew +25% in 18-49 (2.68 to 3.36) and +2.5 million viewers overall (12.3 million to 14.8 million) in just three days going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. The increases of +0.68 of a rating point and +2.5 million viewers overall were the night's biggest L+3 lifts in 18-49 and total viewers.

"World of Dance" (1.9/8 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Dominates the time period in every key category, beating the combined ABC-CBS competition in all key measures. Scores the best Week 2 ratings for any new summer broadcast series in four years in both 18-49 and total viewers, since Week 2 of CBS' "Under the Dome" (2.9 in 18-49, 11.8 million viewers on July 1, 2013). Retains 88% of its hit premiere rating in total views (8.519 million vs. 9.713 million). Keep in mind that last week's 2.4 was the top rating for any regular-slot debut on the broadcast nets so far in 2017 and the 9.713 million made it the most-watched premiere, excluding previews, since Premiere Week last fall. Both results ranked #2 for the week among all cable and broadcast programs, behind only "America's Got Talent."

The show increases by +36% versus NBC's average in the timeslot last summer in 18-49 (1.9 vs. 1.4, L+SD, non-sports) and +2.3 million persons or +38% in total viewers (8.519 million vs. 6.170 million). Will grow substantially via time-shifting and VOD: Last week's "World" debut increased by +27% in just three days in 18-49 (2.36 to 3.00) and +2.1 million viewers overall (9.7 million to 11.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3.The 3.00 in 18-49 is the highest L+3 rating for a debuting summer alternative series in nine years (since Wednesday, June 25, 2008, "Baby Borrowers," 3.04).The increase of +0.64 of a point in 18-49 is the biggest L+3 lifts for an alternative series debut in people-meter history (dating back to the summer of 1988).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday Night: In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: Primetime results are based on "fast affiliate time period" data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated.

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