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Television

America's Got Talent Leads NBC to Another Ratings Victory

NBC has won the primetime ratings week of June 16-22 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 with Tuesday and Sunday editions of America’s Got Talent ranking as the No. 1 and No. 2 programs of the week on those networks.

According to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, NBC averaged a 1.2 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall for the week.

American Ninja Warrior (No. 8), Last Comic Standing (tied for No. 10) and The Night Shift (tied for No. 12) joined the two Talent telecasts among the top 15 primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox last week, and ranking within the week’s top 30 were two Wednesday encores of Law & Order: SVU (tied for No. 22 and tied for No. 28) and Friday’s Dateline NBC (tied for No. 28).

Talent ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in adults and men 18-49, persons 2+, teens 12-17 and adults, men and women 25-54 and was also No. 1 in adults 18-34, men 18-34 and kids 2-11.

In addition to leading ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for the week in adults 18-49, NBC ranked No. 1 in adults, men and women 25-54; men and women 18-49; adults 18-34 (tie) and women 18-34 (tie),

Through 39 weeks of the 2013-14 broadcast year, NBC ranks No .1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 (tied with Fox), men 18-49 (tied with Fox), men 25-54 and all key adult-female demos. It’s the first time NBC has ranked No. 1 in adults 18-49 at this point in the season in 10 years (since the 2003-04 season).

NBC’s 2/6 rating in adults 18-49 is the network’s top average at this point in the season in four years (since a 2.6 in 2009-10).

Versus one year ago, NBC is up +13 percent for the broadcast year to date in adults 18-49 (2.6 vs. 2.3).

In total viewers, NBC ranks No. 2 for the broadcast year with an average of 8.9 million viewers, which is its biggest overall audience 39 weeks into the season in eight years (since 2005-06, 9.4 million). Versus one year ago, NBC is up +28 percent season to date in total viewers (8.9 million vs. 6.9 million). It’s the first time NBC has ranked No. 2 in total viewers at this point in the season in 10 years.

Primetime averages for the week of June 16-22 in adults 18-49 are: NBC, 1.2/4; ABC, 1.0/4; Fox, 1.0/3; CBS, 0.8/3; and CW, 0.3/1.  In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: CBS, 5.0 million; NBC, 4.9 million; ABC, 4.1 million; Fox, 2.9 million; and CW, 1.1 million.

Season-to-date averages are: NBC, 2.6/8; Fox, 2.3/7; CBS, 2.2/7; ABC, 2.1/6; and CW, 0.7/2.  In overall total viewers, the season averages are: CBS, 10.2 million; NBC, 8.9 million; ABC, 7.5 million; Fox, 7.0 million; and CW, 1.8 million.

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