‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ Matches Premiere Ratings and Sees Season High in Viewership
America’s Got Talent: The Champions has been killing it in the ratings every week, but this week marked its best performance of the season so far!
The show received a rating of 1.8 last night for NBC. That’s two tenths up from last week (its lowest-rated episode of the season) and tied with the premiere for its highest rating of the season.
As for viewership, the news is even better. Typically, TV shows premiere and then never reach the same number of viewers after that until the season (or mid-season) finale. Well, we’re smack dab in the middle of the AGT: Champions season, and last night the show bested its premiere numbers by nearly half a million. The largest Champions audience before Monday’s episode was 9.97 million viewers; last night’s episode had a whopping 10.4 million!
AGT‘s closest competitors in its timeslot were once again The Bachelor on ABC and Big Brother: Celebrity Edition on CBS, which got ratings of 1.7 and 1.1, respectively. It obliterated both in total viewership, with a full 4 million more people watching than The Bachelor‘s 6.4 million, and well over double than the 4.7 million viewers Big Brother had.
Next week may prove to be a bit of a game-changer, since CBS variety talent competition The World’s Best will premiere right after the Super Bowl and then start to air in its regular Wednesday timeslot. While not directly competing for ratings on the same night, comparisons between the two show will inevitably be made (in fact, they’ve already started) and if World’s Best leaves a strong, positive impression on people, AGT may pale in comparison in the eyes of some viewers.