Ratings: America's Got Talent and The Voice Hit Highs, NBA Finals Scores Demo Win

The Peacock’s feathers are in full bloom this morning.

The Season 6 premiere of NBC’s America’s Got Talent played to 15 million total viewers on Tuesday night, while scoring a 4.2 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo. That total audience marks an all-time high for an AGT opener, while the demo number is 17 percent higher than last year’s premiere.

In turn, The Voice at 10 pm drew its largest audience ever — 14.4 million viewers — and enjoyed a 29 percent boost in the demo, hitting a 4.9 rating.

America’s Got Talent Recap: The Three Best Auditions from the Season 6 Premiere

But not everyone was watching dancers, jugglers and dancers, no sir. ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals Game 1 averaged 12.84 million total viewers from 9 to 11 pm and topped the Tuesday demos with a 5.5 rating. Based on metered market overnight ratings, the telecast is on pace to deliver the best numbers for a finals opener since 2004 (Detroit vs. Lakers), while improving on Miami-Dallas’ previous Game 1 face-off (circa 2006) by 15 percent.

The Voice Recap: Sixteen? Sweet!

In other news: Fox’s Traffic Light blinked out for good with an audience of 2.24 mil and a 0.8 rating (plunging 38 percent week-to-week).

What were you tuned into this Tuesday?

Comments (6)

  • That means the NBA got smoked…..at least that is my prediction.

    Comment by Mike – June 1, 2011 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, ABC actually beat NBC.

      Comment by Chmarin – June 1, 2011 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I mean, in terms of time slot, not network head to head.

        Looks like I was right though.

        Comment by Mike – June 1, 2011 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The story’s final edit now features NBA ratings.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – June 1, 2011 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big whoop-de-do. NBC rules the summer months, when no one, especially Nielsen ratings service, is paying attention.

    Comment by Bob – June 1, 2011 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LovE america’s got talent very much

    Comment by marina – August 27, 2011 12:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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