With its first week of live shows, “America’s Got Talent” only grew its presence in both the total viewers and adults 18-49 broadcast races for the week of August 13.

The NBC series’ usual Tuesday night installment captured the top spot of the week in the 18-49 demo yet again with a 2.1 rating. However, it’s follow-up Wednesday night live show landed in the top 5 as well with a 1.5, separated only by the week’s “Big Brother” broadcasts (1.7, 1.7, and 1.6). Elsewhere, both the Monday and Tuesday night editions of ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” placed fairly high in the chart as well, by scoring a 1.3 and a 1.0.

In total viewers, “Got Talent” scored both of the week’s top spots with 11.14 and 9.86 million viewers. As a result, NBC has now won the top spot among the Big 4 networks (or tied for #1) for 10 straight weeks. ABC and CBS tied for second with a pair of 0.6s, followed by FOX (0.5) in fourth place.

Here are the network standings for last week and the season so far.

August 13-19 ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 0.6/3 (2t) 0.6/3 (2t) 0.2/1 (7) 0.5/2 (4) 0.8/4 (1) 0.4/2 (5) 0.3/2 (6)
Viewers in millions (rank) 3.17 (3) 3.62 (2) 0.80 (7) 1.59 (4) 4.38 (1) 1.16 (5) 1.14 (6)

 

Season to date ABC CBS CW FOX NBC TEL UNI
Adults 18-49 rating/share (rank) 1.4/6 (2) 1.3/6 (3t) 0.5/2 (5t) 1.3/5 (3t) 1.9/8 (1) 0.5/2 (5t) 0.5/2 (5t)
Viewers in millions (rank) 5.64 (3) 7.90 (1) 1.57 (5) 4.26 (4) 7.85 (2) 1.23 (7) 1.50 (6)

Current week ratings are live + same-day. Season-to-date ratings are “most current,” a combination of Live +7 and same-day ratings.

Here are the program rankings:

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for August 13-19, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 rating
18-49 viewers (000s)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 2.1 2,662
2 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 1.7 2,139
BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 1.7 2,135
4 BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 1.6 2,126
5 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – P NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 1.5 1,980
6 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – P ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.3 1,633
7 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,402
8 BACHELOR IN PARADISE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,315
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,300
24 HOURS TO HELL & BACK FOX Weds. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,252
11 MAKING IT NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 0.9 1,218
MASTERCHEF FOX Weds. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,201
THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.9 1,164
14 DATELINE NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 0.8 1,031
YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 0.8 1,029
THE $100,000 PYRAMID ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,026
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – R ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,005
18 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS – R ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 0.7 920
ELLENS GAME OF GAMES – R NBC Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.7 918
MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 0.7 840
21 TO TELL THE TRUTH ABC Sun. 10:00 PM 0.6 829
FAMILY GUY-ENCORE – R FOX Sun. 9:00 PM 0.6 821
BEAT SHAZAM FOX Tues. 8:00 PM 0.6 805
60 MINUTES – R CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 0.6 780
US GYMNASTICS CHAMPS – S NBC Sun. 8:00 PM 0.6 773
ARETHA:SOUL SONG RESPECT – S ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 0.6 770
BOB’S BURGERS – R FOX Sun. 9:30 PM 0.6 760
THE SIMPSONS – R FOX Sun. 8:00 PM 0.6 730
SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE FOX Mon. 8:00:00 PM 0.6 724
THE GOLDBERGS – R ABC Weds. 8:00 PM 0.6 723
DATELINE – R NBC Fri. 10:00 PM 0.6 718
MODERN FAMILY – R ABC Weds. 9:00 PM 0.6 717
BOB’S BURGERS – R FOX Sun. 8:30 PM 0.6 714
SHADES OF BLUE NBC Sun. 10:00 PM 0.6 713

Top 25 broadcast shows in total viewers for August 13-19, 2018

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT NBC Tues. 8:00 PM 11,138
2 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT – P NBC Weds. 8:00 PM 9,857
3 60 MINUTES – R CBS Sun. 7:00 PM 6,291
4 BIG BROTHER – WED CBS Weds. 8:00 PM 5,833
5 BIG BROTHER – SUN CBS Sun. 8:00 PM 5,798
6 BIG BROTHER – THU CBS Thurs. 9:00 PM 5,731
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY – R CBS Thurs. 8:00 PM 5,510
8 NCIS – R CBS Tues. 8:00 PM 5,400
9 WORLD OF DANCE NBC Weds. 9:00 PM 5,126
10 AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR NBC Mon. 8:00 PM 5,078
11 YOUNG SHELDON – R CBS Thurs. 8:31 PM 4,851
12 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – R CBS Tues. 10:00 PM 4,761
13 CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD – R ABC Sun. 8:00 PM 4,602
14 BACHELOR IN PARADISE – P ABC Mon. 8:00 PM 4,553
15 THE $100,000 PYRAMID ABC Sun. 9:00 PM 4,544
16 AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS ABC Sun. 7:00 PM 4,499
17 DATELINE NBC Mon. 10:00 PM 4,381
18 BULL – R CBS Tues. 9:00 PM 4,210
19 MOM – R CBS Mon. 8:00 PM 4,121
20 DATELINE NBC Sun. 7:00 PM 4,086
21 BACHELOR IN PARADISE ABC Tues. 8:00 PM 3,889
22 MAKING IT NBC Tues. 10:01 PM 3,805
23 ARETHA:SOUL SONG RESPECT – S ABC Thurs. 8:00 PM 3,679
24 ELEMENTARY CBS Mon. 10:00 PM 3,483
25 TO TELL THE TRUTH ABC Sun. 10:00 PM 3,420

All program ratings are live + same-day. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys, rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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