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WORLD OF DANCE is Most-Watched Week 4 Summer Alternative Show in 9 Years

NBC wins Tuesday night, beating the ABC-CBS-Fox competition combined in 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure. AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (2.6/11 in 18-49, 12.5 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) is the #1 show of the night in 18-49 and total viewers. Grows +4% versus last week's 2.5 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings and retains 100% of last week's 2.6 in official nationals. In total viewers, grows versus last week's 12.435 million persons in these fast affils and is currently retaining 99% of last week's 12.6999 million in official nationals. If the increase holds when official-national results are in, it will be a third week of growth in a row and the first time ever the "Talent" Tuesday edition has increased audience each week in Weeks 2, 3 and 4. If the official-national result builds on last week's audience, it will be NBC's biggest total-viewer result in the time period in nine months (since "Talent's" performance finale on Sept. 13, 2016, 14.0 million).

'TALENT' Grows +13% versus its 18-49 rating on the same night last year in 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.3 on June 21, 2016) and +7% in total viewers (12.548 million vs. 11.733 million). Dominates the time period in all key measures. Will add significant viewership via time-shifting: Last week's "Talent" grew +29% in 18-49 (2.57 to 3.31) and +2.6 million viewers overall (12.7 million to 15.3 million) going from L+SD to L+3 Nielsens. The increases of +0.74 of a rating point and +2.6 million viewers overall were the night's biggest L+3 lifts in 18-49 rating and total viewers. The +0.74 gain in 18-49 is also the biggest lift for a regularly scheduled "Talent" in five years (since the show added +0.88 in L+3 with its Tuesday, June 12, 2012 telecast, 3.05 LS to 3.93).

"World of Dance" (1.8/7 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Delivers the most-watched Week 4 of a new summer alternative series in nine years (best since ABC's "Wipeout," 8.7 million on July 15, 2008, and NBC's "Celebrity Family Feud," 7.9 million that same night). Delivers the highest Week 4 rating for a first-year summer alternative series in five years (since NBC's "American Ninja Warrior," 2.0 on June 18, 2012). Dominates the time period in every key category, beating the combined ABC-CBS competition in all key measures. Runs within 0.1 of a rating point of its 18-49 rating of the last two weeks (1.8 vs. 1.9 on June 6 and 13) and retain 96% week to week in total viewers (7.745 million vs. 8.039 million). Increases by +29% versus NBC's average in the timeslot last summer in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.4, L+SD, non-sports) and +1.6 million persons or +26% in total viewers (7.745 million vs. 6.170 million).

World of Dance is the #1 new series and #2 entertainment series of the summer to date in 18-49 and total viewers: "World of Dance" is the highest-rated first-year summer series in 18-49 through a show's first three weeks since 2013 (CBS' "Under the Dome"). In total viewers, "World" is the most-watched first-year summer alternative series at this point in nine years (since ABC's "Wipeout" in 2008). Will grow substantially via time-shifting and VOD: Last week's "World" increased by +30% in 18-49 (1.91 to 2.49) and +1.9 million viewers overall (8.0 million to 9.9 million) going from L+SD to L+3. The +30% increase is the night's biggest L+3 lift on the Big 4 in 18-49 percentage.

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," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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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