America’s Got Talent and Big Ratings for the Week

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By Jerry Barmash Comment

NBC’s summer staple America’s Got Talent exploded with the best two showings of the week. The episodes averaged 583,000 WNBC viewers and a 3.0 rating, according to Nielsen.

Univision’s Channel 41 made a rare appearance in the Top 3. Tied at number two was a live edition of the popular Premios Juventud. The three-hour broadcast had a 560,000 viewers and a 2.9 rating.

Also in second place was ABC’s The Bachelorette. The Sunday night wrap-up special pulled in 559,000 fans of the reality “drama” and a 2.9. The Bachelorette finale from earlier in the evening was sixth, captivating an estimated 510,000 WABC viewers to find out who would accept the final rose. It had a 2.6 rating.

The Bachelorette episode from the week before landed in fifth place with 518,000 viewers and a 2.7 rating for a fifth place showing.

More from the Top 10 after the jump

WNYW’s first entry in this week’s Top 30 was number 23 with Hell’s Kitchen (396,000/2.0).

  • New York TV ratings. Week of July 16:
Finish Show Network Viewers Rating
7th Shark Tank WABC 478K 2.5
8th 60 Minutes WCBS 476K 2.4
9th* Una Maid en Manhattan WNJU 452K 2.3
9th* Pablo Escobar WNJU 448K 2.3
9th* 20/20 WABC 446K 2.3
9th* True Blood HBO 445K 2.3
9th* Yankees vs. Blue Jays YES 445K 2.3