9:50am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Matches Season High
NBC's Tuesday success this summer would almost be boring at this point, were it not so dramatically different from any other night of the broadcast week.
The network's duo of America's Got Talent and World of Dance again held their rather remarkable ratings streak, with America's Got Talent even inching up to match its season high. The two-hour telecast averaged a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 13.1 million viewers, blowing anything else from the Big Four out of the water.
Since its season premiere in May, America's Got Talent's live showing has never fluctuated more than 4 percent in either direction, clinging to the high bar it set at the top of its 12th season to easily rank as the top reality player of the last year — outperforming even the regular season's top players, The Bachelor (ABC) and The Voice (NBC).
As for World of Dance, the 10 p.m. competition was similarly lifted, by two-tenths of a point, to a 1.8 rating in the key demo and 7.4 million viewers. It only had to contend with ABC drama Somewhere Between, which took a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers.