America’s Got Talent returned after last week’s “Best of Auditions” to top Tuesday night in primetime. The NBC reality competition ticked down a tenth from its last fresh episode but delivered a 1.0 in the adults 18-49 demographic and netted 6.09 million viewers. World of Dance (0.7, 3.73M) followed and climbed two tenths from last week.
ABC aired back-to-back 20/20 specials, beginning with a tribute to iconic TV host with Regis Philbin: The Morning Maestro (0.5, 3.71M) followed by the sobering American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here? (0.6, 3.74M). The latter investigated the U.S. government’s failure to prepare for COVID-19 delivered ABC’s strongest performance in the 9 p.m. hour in total viewers and matched its best numbers in the demo since May. The network ended the night with What Would You Do? (0.5, 3.04M), which was up in the demo.
At the CW, DC’s Stargirl (0.2, 754,000) ticked up in the demo from last week but hit audience lows. Meanwhile, the CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story (0.1, 456,000) made its broadcast TV debut.
Elsewhere, CBS served reruns of NCIS, FBI and FBI: Most Wanted while Fox aired repeats of Hell’s Kitchen and Prodigal Son.