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[06/06/07 - 02:18 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Dominates Tuesday Night in 18-49, Total Viewers and All Key Measures, Pacing NBC to Nightly Win
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 5.

[via press release from NBC]

'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' DOMINATES TUESDAY NIGHT IN 18-49, TOTAL VIEWERS AND ALL KEY MEASURES, PACING NBC TO NIGHTLY WIN

THE SECOND-SEASON PREMIERE OF 'TALENT' DELIVERS THE HIGHEST DEBUT NUMBERS OF ANY ORIGINAL SERIES SO FAR THIS SUMMER IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

'TALENT' SCORES ITS SECOND-BEST RATING TO DATE IN 18-49 AND SETS A SERIES RECORD IN TOTAL VIEWERS

BURBANK, Calif. - June 6, 2006 � Last night, the second-season premiere of "America's Got Talent" was the top-rated show on television in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure, delivering the highest numbers for any summer-series debut so far this year, according to preliminary "fast affiliate-based" "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. Paced by "America's Got Talent," NBC won Tuesday night in adults 18-49, total viewers and all key measures.

From 9-11 p.m. ET, "America's Got Talent" (4.3 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, 12.9 million viewers overall) scored the highest results for any summer series premiere so far this year, topping the 18-49 and overall viewer totals of such rival series as "So You Think You Can Dance," "Hell's Kitchen," "Pirate Master," "Ex-Wives Club" and "Next Best Thing," among others.

"America's Got Talent" dominated the competition by all key measures and scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this time period since January 2 and highest overall viewership in the slot since January 9. "Talent" paced NBC to a Tuesday night win in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures, marking the network's first Tuesday victory in 18-49 or total viewers since January 2.

Among total viewers, this was the highest scoring edition of "America's Got Talent" ever. In adults 18-49, this was the second-highest result ever for "Talent," behind only last summer's debut (a 4.6 rating in 18-49 and 12.4 million viewers overall on Wednesday, June 21, 2006).

At 8 p.m. ET last night, "Deal or No Deal" (2.7/9 in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall) ranked #1 in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures, with NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this time period since January 9 and largest overall viewership since September 19, 2006.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for Tuesday night are: NBC, 3.8 rating, 11 share; Fox, 2.1/6; CBS 2.0/6; ABC, 1.4/4; CW, 0.6/2. In overall total viewers, June 5 preliminary results are: NBC, 12.0 million; CBS, 7.7 million; Fox, 5.6 million; ABC, 3.7 million; and CW, 1.7 million.

In local-market late-night results last night, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (4.5 rating, 11 share in metered-market households) defeated CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (3.0/7) and ABC's "Nightline" (2.6/6) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.4/4). Jay has finished #1 versus regular late-night competition on 184 of 187 nights so far this broadcast year in the metered markets (including ties).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (2.0/7) beat CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5) and the second half of Kimmel. Conan has finished #1 versus regular competition on 177 of 187 nights so far this broadcast year in the metered markets (including ties).

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated. Metered-market household ratings are live only.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is the afternoon update with the final national Nielsen ratings.]

UPDATE: 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' DOMINATES TUESDAY NIGHT IN 18-49, TOTAL VIEWERS AND ALL KEY MEASURES, PACING NBC TO NIGHTLY WIN

UPDATE: 'AMERICA'S GOT TALENT' DOMINATES TUESDAY NIGHT IN 18-49, TOTAL VIEWERS AND ALL KEY MEASURES, PACING NBC TO NIGHTLY WIN

THE SECOND-SEASON PREMIERE OF 'TALENT' DELIVERS THE HIGHEST DEBUT NUMBERS OF ANY ORIGINAL SERIES SO FAR THIS SUMMER IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

'TALENT' SCORES ITS SECOND-BEST RATING TO DATE IN 18-49 AND SETS A SERIES RECORD IN TOTAL VIEWERS

BURBANK, Calif. - June 6, 2006 � Last night, the second-season premiere of "America's Got Talent" was the top-rated show on television in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure, delivering the highest numbers for any summer-series debut so far this year, according to updated "live plus same day" viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. Paced by "America's Got Talent," NBC won Tuesday night in adults 18-49, total viewers and all key measures.

From 9-11 p.m. ET, "America's Got Talent" (4.3 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, 13.0 million viewers overall) scored the highest results for any summer series premiere so far this year, topping the 18-49 and overall viewer totals of such rival series as "So You Think You Can Dance," "Hell's Kitchen," "Pirate Master," "Ex-Wives Club" and "Next Best Thing," among others.

"America's Got Talent" dominated the competition by all key measures and scored NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this time period since January 2 and highest overall viewership in the slot since January 9. "Talent" paced NBC to a Tuesday night win in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures, marking the network's first Tuesday victory in 18-49 or total viewers since January 2.

Among total viewers, this was the highest scoring edition of "America's Got Talent" ever. In adults 18-49, this was the second-highest result ever for "Talent," behind only last summer's debut (a 4.6 rating in 18-49 and 12.4 million viewers overall on Wednesday, June 21, 2006).

At 8 p.m. ET last night, "Deal or No Deal" (2.7/9 in 18-49, 10.1 million viewers overall) ranked #1 in adults 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures, with NBC's highest 18-49 rating in this time period since January 9 and largest overall viewership since September 19, 2006.

Updated 18-49 averages for Tuesday night are: NBC, 3.8 rating, 11 share; Fox, 2.1/6; CBS 2.0/6; ABC, 1.4/4; CW, 0.5/2. In overall total viewers, June 5 updated results are: NBC, 12.0 million; CBS, 7.8 million; Fox, 5.6 million; ABC, 3.5 million; and CW, 1.4 million.

In local-market late-night results last night, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (4.5 rating, 11 share in metered-market households) defeated CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" (3.0/7) and ABC's "Nightline" (2.6/6) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.4/4). Jay has finished #1 versus regular late-night competition on 184 of 187 nights so far this broadcast year in the metered markets (including ties).

At 12:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (2.0/7) beat CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5) and the second half of Kimmel. Conan has finished #1 versus regular competition on 177 of 187 nights so far this broadcast year in the metered markets (including ties).

Note that all national ratings are "live plus same day" unless otherwise indicated. Metered-market household ratings are live only.





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· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· DEAL OR NO DEAL (NBC)
· EX-WIVES CLUB, THE (ABC)
· HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX)
· NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR? (ABC)
· PIRATE MASTER (CBS)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)









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