America’s Got Talent continues summer dominance for NBC


A clip of contestant Kodi Lee singing a version of “A Song For You” has been viewed nearly 432 million times online, NBC said. Last summer the second-ranked show was the CBS drama “Code Black,” with 8.8 million viewers. Popular Photos

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ABC’s “World News Tonight” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8 million viewers. It has been the most-watched summer series for six straight years and the No. AGT averages 11.4 million viewers live and within a week of an episode’s premiere, down 18% from last year, Nielsen said. 12-18, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 9.1 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 7.9 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.11 million; NFL Exhibition Football: Seattle at Minnesota, Fox, 5.3 million; “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 5.06 million; “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 4.76 million; “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 4.72 million; “The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC, 4.42 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 4.4 million; “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 4.37 million. NBC’s “Nightly News” was second with 7.2 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5 million viewers. 0
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* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com. CBS had 3.4 million, ABC had 2.9 million, Fox had 2.4 million, ION Television had 1.4 million, Univision had 980,000, Univision had 950,000 and the CW had 580,000. For the week of Aug. MSNBC had 1.54 million, HGTV had 1.2 million, USA had 1.13 million and Hallmark had 1.11 million. Still, that’s almost 4 million viewers more than the second-ranked show of the summer, ABC’s Bachelorette, which had 7.5 million viewers within a week of its premiere this summer. 1 alternative summer series for all 14 years that it has been on the air. Fox News Channel was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.36 million viewers in prime time. The summer’s ratings illustrate how scripted series are fading as a factor, after a couple of years where networks tried to attract viewers with a handful of new shows. Advertising

First place is familiar territory for NBC’s talent competition. America’s Got Talent still has the capacity to create big moments online. Advertising

America’s Got Talent still has the capacity to create big moments online, too. (Photo: AP)
NBC won the week in prime time, averaging 3.6 million viewers. The most-watched scripted series this summer has been reruns of CBS’ “NCIS,” at 5.6 million, Nielsen said. The dominance continues even though the show is slipping in popularity, which is typical of most TV series these days.