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'Talent' Tops Primetime Ratings As NBC Wins the Week

'Talent' Tops Primetime Ratings As NBC Wins the Week

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America's Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior Ranked No. 1 and 2 among primetime programs for the week beginning July 20. Season to date, NBC ranks No. 1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.

NBC has won the week of July 20-26 in adults 18-49, with America’s Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior ranking No. 1 and No. 2 among primetime telecasts on the Big 4 networks in 18-49, according to "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. For the week, NBC averaged a 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers overall.

NBC also ranked No. 1 for the week among the Big 4 in adults, men and women 25-54 and was No. 1 or tied for No. 1 in men and women 18-49 and adults and men 18-34.

Joining Talent and Ninja among the week’s top 25 primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49 were Wednesday’s season premiere of Last Comic Standing (tied for No. 8), Tuesday’s Hollywood Game Night (No. 12), Wednesday’s Talent encore (tied for No. 13), Monday’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls (tied for No. 16) and Dateline Thursday Night Mystery (tied for No. 18).

America’s Got Talent ranked No. 1 among the week’s primetime Big 4 telecasts in adults 18-49, total viewers, adults 25-54, all key adult-male demos, teens 12-17 and kids 2-11 (tied with Ninja). American Ninja Warrior was No. 2 or tied for No. 2 in adults 18-49, men 18-49, men 25-54 and teens 12-17, while tying Talent for No. 1 in kids 2-11.

For the 52-week 2014-15 season to date, NBC ranks No. 1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and is No. 1 or tied for No. 1 among those nets in men 18-49 and adults and men 18-34.

In total viewers, NBC is No. 2 for the season, and running within 6 percent of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (7.9 million vs. 8.5 million), making this season and last NBC’s two top-scoring seasons in total viewers at this point since the 2006-07 season. This is the second year in a row NBC has ranked No. 2 in total viewers at this point in the season, marking first two times since 2003-04 that NBC has ranked as high as No. 2 in total viewers at this point.

For the 52-week 2014-15 season to date, NBC ranks No. 1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and is No. 1 or tied for No. 1 among those nets in men 18-49 and adults and men 18-34.

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