Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Oscars 2017
Everything you need to knowDon't Miss It

Article

Ratings: NBC's 'Talent,' Fox's 'SYTYCD' finale dominate week

Posted on

Another week, another dose of double domination from NBC’s America’s Got Talent. For the week ending Aug. 9, the talentfest took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots for its Tuesday and Wednesday episodes, which drew 13.0 million and 10.7 million viewers, respectively. But, with a good showing for its summer finale, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance showed up at No. 4 for its Thursday episode, which grabbed 9.6 million viewers. The first half of the finale, which aired Wednesday evening, also had a banner showing, appearing at No. 12 with 7.8 million viewers. The series returns Sept. 9 for its first non-summer episodes, so it will be interesting to see how it plays against in-season fare on the other networks.

As is the norm for the summer months, repeats dominated much of the Top 20 — from CBS’ NCIS at No. 3 (9.9 million) all the way down to a reairing of NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Tuesday at No. 18 (6.9 million). The handful of new episodes that appeared in the Top 20 included: ABC’s Wipeout at No. 8 (8.0 million); a pre-season NFL showdown between Buffalo and Tennesse at No. 10 (7.9 million); CBS’ Big Brother at both No 14. (7.1 million) and No. 20 (6.4 million); NBC’s Dateline at No. 14 (7.1 million); ABC’s premiere of the prime-time revival of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? at No. 17 (7.0 million); and Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen at No. 19 (6.7 million).

The full Top 20 is after the jump.

1. America’s Got Talent Tuesday | NBC | 13.0 million

2. America’s Got Talent Wednesday | NBC | 10.7 million

3. NCIS (R) | CBS | 9.9 million

4. So You Think You Can Dance Thursday | Fox | 9.6 million

5. 60 Minutes (R) | CBS | 9.5 million

5. Two and a Half Men (R) | CBS | 9.5 million

7. The Big Bang Theory (R) | CBS | 8.4 million

8. Wipeout | ABC | 8.0 million

8. CSI: NY (R) | CBS | 8.0 million

10. NFL Pre-Season | NBC | 7.9 million

10. CSI: Miami (R) | CBS | 7.9 million

12. So You Think You Can Dance Wednesday | Fox | 7.8 million

13. The Mentalist (R) | CBS | 7.7 million

14. Big Brother Sunday | CBS | 7.1 million

14. CSI (R) | CBS | 7.1 million

14. Dateline | NBC | 7.1 million

17. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? | ABC | 7.0 million

18. America’s Got Talent Tuesday (R) | NBC | 6.9 million

19. Hell’s Kitchen | Fox | 6.7 million

20. Big Brother Thursday | CBS | 6.4 million

More ratings from EW:

Choosy non-teens choose CBS repeats

‘Millionaire’ and ‘Shark Tank’ sink

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finale brings in big audience

Comments