NBC, which steadily won primetime over the course of its 2020 Tokyo Olympics coverage, returned to top Tuesday viewership and ratings with America’s Got Talent. The competition show’s two-hour quarterfinals aired to 6.86 million viewers and earned a 0.9 rating int he 18-49 demo, per fast affiliates. America’s Got Talent was the highest-rated and most-watched program on Tuesday evening.
ABC won the first post-Olympics primetime on Monday with the Season 17 finale of The Bachelorette, but failed to take the throne on Tuesday. The network had a quieter night defined by family sitcoms including The Goldbergs, Home Economics, The Conners and black-ish – all of which competed against AGT in the 8-10 p.m. slot. For ABC, The Goldbergs (0.3, 2.06M) was the most-watched show and tied with To Tell The Truth in ratings (0.3, 1.85M)
Fox’s Tuesday primetime took a trip to the magical Fantasy Island for the reboot’s premiere. Fantasy Island, which is a reboot of the original 1977-84 series from Gene Levitt, stars Roselyn Sanches as resort boss Elana Roarke. The series premiere gained a 0.4 rating and aired to 1.97M viewers.
Over at CBS, NCIS at 8 p.m. was the highest rated and most-watched program of the network’s evening, eclipsing the latest Love Island (0.3, 1.65M) and FBI: Most Wanted (0.2, 1.83M)
The CW welcomed back Brec Bassinger with the Season 2 premiere of DC’s Stargirl. The Season 2 opener, which drew in a 0.1 rating and 0.75M viewers, was no match for the series’ CW debut in May 2020. DC’s Stargirl Season 2 saw a two tenths drop in ratings and a 38% fall in viewers from the 2020 premiere. The new episode of Superman & Lois matched the Stargirl premiere in both rating and viewership.