NBC's 'Singing Bee' Premiere Flies High
Last week's premiere numbers for "Bee" were a shock to some TV observers--easily posting the best numbers for any show this summer, higher than two mainstay Fox reality shows "So You Think You Can Dance?" and "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
Still, NBC has a lot to be thankful for. "Bee" was the highest-rated show of the night--beating out "Shaq's Big Challenge" on ABC and "Big Brother" on CBS.
Also good for NBC, "Bee" improved on NBC's reality show "America's Got Talent," which came up with a 3.2 rating/10 share.
That gave NBC the win for the night with a 3.1/10. ABC was second with a 2.4/8, and CBS grabbed third with a 2.0/6. Then came Fox with a 1.5/5, CW at a 0.6/2, and MyNetworkTV at a 0.4/1.