TV Ratings: ABC's Princess Diana Doc Pops, 'Carmichael' Signs Off

Though 'Big Brother' nears season highs, an 'America's Got Talent' repeat is the night's most watched telecast.
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NBC won Tuesday on the back of an America's Got Talent repeat, but the night also brought a goodbye for The Carmichael Show.

The comedy signed off after three seasons on NBC with back-to-back episodes at the slightly later hour of 10 p.m. In its one-off time slot, Carmichael matched its season premiere and averaged a 0.8 rating in the key demo and 3.1 million viewers — before the second and final episode took a 0.7 rating with 2.5 million viewers.

America's Got Talent ranked as the night's most watched telecast, despite its repeat status, averaging 7.2 million viewers. CBS' Big Brother was on its heels, with 6.6 million viewers and a season high 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. But the scores are both subject to change, with CBS airing preseason football in 2 percent of the country. Salvation's tentative score was a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49.

ABC, which has been quiet on Wednesdays this summer, aired The Story of Diana. The two-hour doc about the late Princess of Wales pulled a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. That's a nine-year time-slot high for ABC's summer.

On Fox, MasterChef (0.9 adults) dipped two-tenths of a point from the previous week before a steady F Word (0.5 adults).

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