Wednesday Overnights: Another Win for NBC Thanks to ‘AGT’

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Household Rating/Share
NBC: 3.5/ 6, CBS: 2.4/ 4, Fox: 2.2/ 4, ABC: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1
Percent Change From Year-Ago Evening:
CW: no change, CBS: – 4, ABC: – 6, Fox: – 8, NBC: -22
Ratings Breakdown:
NBC led the midweek overnight troops thanks to the live one-hour “America’s Got Talent” results show. “AGT” topped the night with ease at a 5.9 rating/11 share in the household overnights, which was 74 percent above competing “Big Brother” on CBS (#2: 3.2/ 6). Both veteran summer franchises, however, were down from the year-ago evening – “AGT” by 8 percent and “Big Brother” by 16 percent.
With ample lead-in support, NBC’s freshman singing competition “Songland” at 9 p.m. won the hour with a 2.8/ 5. But that was 70 percent below the 8:30 p.m. portion of “AGT” (6.1/11) and may not be worthy of a second season.
On Fox, “BH90210” continues to deteriorate, last night with a 1.7/ 3 in households at 9 p.m. Sorry “Beverly Hills, 90210” fans…I just don’t see a second season of this reboot. Lead-in “Masterchef” scored a third-place 2.8/ 5 in the 8 p.m. hour, which was 65 percent above “BH90210.”
Elsewhere, “Hollywood Game Night” on NBC (#2: 1.7/ 3 at 10 p.m.) remains nothing more than time period filler. “Hypnotize Me” on The CW scored a 0.4/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m., which was two-tenths of a rating point below lead-in crime drama “Bulletproof” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 8 p.m.). And the remainder of the evening were repeat telecasts as follows:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs”: 2.0/ 4 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 5.7/11 (#1)
Fox – “Masterchef”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Bulletproof”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Schooled”: 1.5/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.1/11 (#1)
Fox – “Masterchef”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CW – “Bulletproof”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#2)
NBC – “Songland”: 3.0/ 5 (#1)
Fox – “BH90210”: 1.7/ 3 (#2)
CW – “Hypnotize Me”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Single Parents” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 1.9/ 3 (#2t)
NBC – “Songland”: 2.6/ 5 (#1)
Fox – “BH90210”: 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Hypnotize Me”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 1.9/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 1.8/ 3 (#2)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Celebrity Family Feud” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#2t)
CBS – “SEAL Team” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Hollywood Game Night”: 1.6/ 3 (#2t)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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