‘America's Got Talent’ opened NBC Tuesday with second-place


At 8 p.m., an encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.1/6 in 18-49 and 7.6 million viewers overall.  From its first half-hour to its second, the “Talent” encore grew by 16 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.2 from a 1.9) and by 10 percent in total viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.2 million).

At 9 p.m., “America’s Got Talent” (3.7/10 in 18-49, 13.0 million viewers overall) is currently #1 in the highly competitive time period in total viewers ahead of Fox’s “Glee,” ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals and CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles” encore.  Despite the competition from the Lakers-Celtics NBA Final and Fox’s original “Glee,” “Talent” is currently matching its 18-49 rating for the show’s second telecast of last year (3.7/11 on June 30, 2009), when it faced the much lighter competition of “Superstars” and “Better Off Ted” on ABC, a “Legally Blonde” encore on Fox and a “Mentalist” encore on CBS.  Pending updates, “America’s Got Talent” is last night’s #1 show on any network in total viewers.

Versus NBC’s non-sports average in the time period last summer, this week’s “Talent” is up 23 percent in 18-49 (3.7 vs. 3.0) and 15 percent in total viewers (13.0 million vs. 11.293 million).  From its first half-hour to its second, “America’s Got Talent” grew by 9 percent in 18-49 (to a 3.8 rating from a 3.5) and by 7 percent in total viewers (to 13.5 million from 12.6 million).

At 10 p.m., “Losing It With Jillian” (2.1/7 in adults 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) is the hour’s #1 non-sports choice on the major networks in every key demographic — adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 — ahead of CBS’s “Good Wife” encore.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.   

(source: NBC)