Either way NBC got some solid ratings and viewership builds out of the 10 PM premiere. Coming off an America’s Got Talent (2.1/9) that was up a tenth from last week, Making It was down a tenth from the World Of Dance of July 24. However, that’s not the happy nail they are hammering in at the Comcast-owned net. The real crafting for NBC is that the handmade competition series matched the June 13 opener of Fox’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back among adults 18-49 to be the top-rated premiere of summer 2018. Adding to NBC’s satisfaction in a job well done, with 5.33 million viewers, Making It is the most watched debut of the summer.
All of which helped NBC yet again win Tuesday with a 1.7/8 in the key demo and a total audience of 9.5 million. That’s the same 18-49 result that NBC had last week but up 10% in viewers from what the net snagged on July 24.
ABC and CBS were all encores on Tuesday but the CW saw The 100 (0.3/1) even with last week while Outpost (0.2/1) was up a tenth.
On Fox, Beat Shazam (0.7/3) also stayed the same as its July 24 airing. Lead-out Love Connection (0.4/2) did not have the same luck and took a dip of a tenth from its last original.