After several hours of delay from Nielsen, we finally have last night’s Big 4 primetime ratings, which showed another easy Tuesday win for NBC.
Sure, America’s Got Talent (2.4/10) dipped 8% among adults 18-49 from its June 20 show to a season low, but the Comcast-owned net ultimately snared a 2.3/9 rating overall and 10.65 million viewers. With NBC one of only two networks offering a full night of originals Tuesday, AGT was again the night’s top-rated show by a huge margin. In second place in the key demo was NBC’s World Of Dance (1.9/8), with the 10 PM Jennifer Lopez-led newbie up a tenth over last week.
ABC, the other network with originals last night, had a special edition of The Bachelorette (1.2/5), which stumbled 14% from Monday’s regularly scheduled show. Not that fans in Chicago got to see it in the 8-10 PM slot; the reality romance show was pre-empted in the market by the Nationals-Cubs game and not shown until 1:07 AM local time.
As for the rest of ABC’s Tuesday night, a double dose of Downward Dog saw the now-canceled comedy down from last week to hit a series low on its way out the door. The 10 PM airing drew a 0.5/2, while the 10:30 PM broadcast got a 0.4/2. That’s down 17% and 33%, respectively, among the 18-49s from last week’s 8 PM Downward Dog, with the latter result a new demo low.
The Season 3 finale of iZombie (0.3/1) on the CW was even with its June 21 show. However, finale-to-finale, last night was down 40% from its Season 2 ender of April 12, 2016, which makes it a season-finale low for the renewed show.
Fox and CBS were all encores Tuesday.