NBC's 'America's Got Talent' Is Still No. 1

TV’s top summer show, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” was in reruns for the week of July 2 to July 8, but the network still managed to be on top overall for the time period.

NBC was at a Nielsen 4.1 million viewers (and a 0.7 rating/4 share in 18-49 viewers) -- ahead of CBS, which scored 4 million viewers and a 0.6/3. ABC came in at 3 million viewers and a 0.6/3, followed by Fox with 1.6 million viewers (0.4/2); Univision at 1.2 million (0.4/2); Telemundo with 1.0 million (0.4/2) and CW at 740,000 viewers (0.2/1);

Through seven weeks of the summer TV season, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” posted an average Nielsen 11.6 million viewers -- down 10% from a year ago. It earned a 2.24 rating among 18-49 viewers, losing 14.8%.

Two other top NBC shows include “World of Dance” at 6.3 million viewers -- off 18% with a 1.46 rating among 18-49 viewers, losing 20%.  “American Ninja Warrior” came in at 4.8 million viewers, down 17% with a 1.1 18-49 rating, off 26.2%.

ABC’s best results came with “Celebrity Family Feud” and “The Bachelorette” -- at 6.6 million (up 4.7%) and 5.6 million (down 5%), respectively. “Feud” scored a 1.3 18-49 rating and “Bachelorette” came in at 1.4 -- up 6% and down 11%.

CBS garnered its big summer ratings again with “Big Brother” -- at 5 million viewers for its Thursday edition, 5 million on Sunday, and 4.6 million on Wednesday. These results are down from 27% to 16% a year ago. The show’s ratings for 18-49 viewers came in between 1.2 and 1.4, depending on the night.

The CW’s best summer shows were: “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” at 1.3 million viewers, down 10%; “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 1.1 million, losing 1.3%; “Masters of Illusion,” at 1 million, off 1%; and “The 100,” at 1 million, up 5%.

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