NBC: “Talent” scores season highs


NBCFrom 8-10 p.m. ET, the Tuesday season premiere of “America’s Got Talent” (3.4/10 in 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall) has scored season highs for NBC in the time period in 18-49 and total viewers and is up versus NBC’s season averages in the slot by 48 percent in 18-49 (with a 3.4 rating vs. a 2.3) and up 60 percent in total viewers (10.409 million vs. 6.506 million).  ”Talent” is #1 in the two-hour time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, versus full original sweep-month competition that included season finales of CBS’s dramas, Fox’s two-hour “Glee” and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” Results Show.  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “America’s Got Talent” grew by 24 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 3.6 from a 2.9).

In total viewers, the 10.4 million for last night’s telecast is NBC’s biggest in-season audience in the slot, excluding sports, since January 5, 2010.

Last night’s 3.4 rating for “America’s Got Talent” is up 10 percent versus the average of the last eight Tuesday telecasts for “Talent” last summer (3.1), despite last night’s original sweep-month competition.

From 10-11 p.m. ET, the “Fashion Star” finale (1.6/4 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) sewed up the show’s highest 18-49 rating in five weeks (since April 10).and set a series record in total viewers.  Versus its 8-9 p.m. ET telecast last week, “Fashion Star” is up 23 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.6 from a 1.3) and up 13 percent in total viewers (4.923 million vs. 4.347 million) and versus its prior telecast in the 10 p.m. hour, “Fashion Star” is up 7 percent in 18-59 (1.6 vs. 1.5) and up 16 percent in total viewers (4.923 million vs. 4.226 million).  In the time period, “Fashion Star” is #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34, women 18-34, men 18-49 and men 25-54.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.8/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.3/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/5 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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.

(source: NBC)