Wednesday, August 3, 2022

TV Ratings: `America's Got Talent,' `60 Minutes' Tops

NBC's ``America's Got Talent'' was the most-watched prime-time program for the third time in five weeks, averaging 6.467 million viewers, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen today.

The CBS news magazine ``60 Minutes'' was the only other program between July 25 and Sunday to top 5 million viewers, averaging 6.042 million viewers. The most-watched sporting event was ESPN's coverage of the July 27 game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees which averaged 2.12 million viewers, the most for a regular-season MLB weeknight broadcast on ESPN since the Sept. 14, 2007, game between the Yankees and Boston Red Sox, excluding opening night and tiebreaker games. The Mets' 3-2 victory was 14th among prime-time cable programs and 54th overall.

CBS was the most-watched network for the fourth time in five weeks, averaging 2.84 million viewers, while ABC and NBC tied for second, averaging 2.45 million each.

📺Top 20 Prime-Time Shows (Total Viewers):

1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 6.47 million.

2. “60 Minutes Presents,” CBS, 6.04 million.

3. “Celebrity Family Feud,” ABC, 4.53 million.

4. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 4.07 million.

5. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 4.01 million.

6. “The $100,000 Pyramid,” ABC, 3.96 million.

7. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 3.77 million.

8. “FBI,” CBS, 2.58 million.

9. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 3.55 million.

10. “Press Your Luck,” ABC, 3.49 million.

11. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 3.39 million.

12. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Monday), Fox News, 3.29 million.

13. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 3.19 million.

14. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 3.17 million.

15. “FBI: Most Wanted,” CBS, 3.15 million.

16. “Generation Gap,” ABC, 3.09 million.

17. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Thursday), Fox News, 3.09 million.

18. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Wednesday), Fox News, 3.03 million.

19. “Bob Hearts Abishola,” CBS, 3.02 million.

20. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” ABC, 3.02 million.

Each of the four most-watched prime-time cable programs were editions of ``Tucker Carlson Tonight,'' topped by the July 25 edition, which averaged 3.286 million viewers, 12th overall. It was the sixth time in seven weeks that at least three broadcasts of ``Tucker Carlson Tonight'' were the most-watched prime-time cable programs.

Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable network in prime time for the eighth consecutive week, averaging 2.114 million viewers. MSNBC was second, averaging 1.099 million and Hallmark Channel third, averaging 970,000. The cable top 20 consisted of 15 Fox News Channel weeknight political talk shows -- five broadcasts each of ``Tucker Carlson Tonight,'' ``Hannity'' and ``The Ingraham Angle''; the July 25 edition of the MSNBC news and opinion program ``The Rachel Maddow Show''; ESPN's coverage of the July 27 Mets-Yankees game; the first two hour-long segments of the USA Network professional wrestling program ``WWE Raw'' July 25; and the TLC dating series ``90 Day Fiance.''

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``The Gray Man'' was Netflix's most-watched program, with viewers spending 96.47 million hours watching the action thriller film in its first full week of release, according to figures released by the streaming service. Viewership was up 8.9% from the 88.55 million hours watched the previous week when it was available for three days and was the streaming service's second most-watched program and first among movies Tuesday.

The fourth season of ``Virgin River'' was the most watched television program on Netflix for the second time in the two weeks it has been available, with 87.94 million hours watched of the 12 episodes of the small town drama, 16.6% less than the 105.44 million hours in its first five days of release the previous week, the most among any Netflix program.


ABC's ``World News Tonight with David Muir'' was the most-watched nightly newscast for the 138th time in 139 weeks and 190th time in 192 weeks, averaging 7.564 million viewers. ``NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt'' was second, averaging 6.207 million.

The ``CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell'' was third, averaging 4.539 million.


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