We’re getting into the full swing of summer TV, so while America’s Got Talent and Songland had a head start on the competition, the competition may start to get a little bit tougher in the coming weeks. How did the third installments of their respective seasons fare in the ratings?
This week’s Tuesday primetime schedule looked a little different than usual: the NBA finals had gone to Game 5, which occurred on Monday and aired on ABC. This meant typical Monday night ratings winner The Bachelorette moved to Tuesday, putting it head-to-head with America’s Got Talent in the 8-10 pm timeslot. And from 10-11 pm, the network aired a preview episode of its Press Your Luck revival, giving Songland some new competition for the week.
America’s Got Talent managed to hold its own pretty nicely against The Bachelorette. (Unsurprisingly, since AGT: The Champions proved to be stiff competition for the higher-rated The Bachelor back in the winter.) However, it did experience a bit of a drop from the last two weeks with a rating of 1.5 and audience of 9.45 million. (The Bachelorette had a 1.3 and 4.75 million viewers.)
Songland was the third-highest-rated program of the evening with a 0.9, beating Press Your Luck‘s 0.7 and CBS’s Blood & Treasure‘s 0.4. The show also had the highest viewership for the 10 pm hour, with an audience of 4.15 million versus 3.75 for Blood & Treasure and 3.12 for Press Your Luck.
For the third week in a row, AGT and Songland have led NBC to a Tuesday night primetime victory. We’ll see if it lasts through the rest of the summer season, but it looks like this talent show lineup seems to be working out pretty well for the network.