It was another Tuesday in the summer and another win for NBC, courtesy of its three-hour reality block line-up of America’s Got Talent and The Voice. However, ABC was also on the board with its all-new line-up, including two series premieres, but that was not good enough to beat NBC’s line-up.
At 8PM, NBC’s (11.86 million, 3.9 adults 18-49 demographic) summer hit series America’s Got Talent ruled for the network, drawing 11.97 million viewers and a 3.2 demographic among young adults 18-49. Talent was up 5% among total viewers and 3% in the demo compared to last week. From 9-11PM, NBC aired two-hours of The Voice, which drew 11.81 million and a 4.3 demo on average, down 7% in both total viewers and the demo from last week.
ABC (5.38 million, 1.6 demo) then aired a “special sneak peak” preview of Wipeout at 8PM, which drew 5.33 million and a 1.7 demographic. Good news for the network is that the series premiere of 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show outrated its lead-in by 11% in the demo, drawing 5.55 million and a 1.9 demo. ABC’s series premiere of Combat Hosptail only drew 5.26 million and a 1.2 demo.
FOX (3.30 million, 1.4 demo) went with an original MasterChef, drawing 4.14 million and a 1.8 demo and two reruns of Raising Hope — the first drawing 2.6 million and a 1.2 demo and the latter drawing 2.34 million and a 1.0 demo.
CBS (7.56 million, 1.1 demo) was actually second in total viewers but fourth in the demo with its all-repeat line-up of NCIS (9.15 million, 1.3), NCIS: LA (8.76 million, 1.3), and The Good Wife (5.26 million, 1.2). The CW went with reruns of One Tree Hill (980,000 viewers, 0.4) and Hellcats (790,000 viewers, 0.3).