TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' results and 'Big Brother' rise Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012Network coverage of the Republican National convention (and a couple of NFL preseason games) affected Wednesday night's ratings some, so the numbers may change in the final nationals. But as things stand now, "America's Got Talent" and "Big Brother" both posted gains over last week. "So You Think You Can Dance" was also up a little for FOX.NBC averaged 6.5 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/7 share in households for the night, leading CBS (5 million, 3.4/5) by a comfortable margin. FOX took third with 4.3 million viewers and a 2.7/4. ABC (3.4 million, 2.3/4) came in fourth, and The CW (1.15 million, 0.7/1) trailed.NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating, edging FOX's 1.6. CBS scored a 1.4 in the demo, followed by ABC, 1.0, and The CW, 0.4....

'America's Got Talent': Who makes the finals?

It's the first week of sending acts to the finals on "America's Got Talent." Who ya got to advance? If we have to pick before we know anything, we're going with William Close, the Scott Brothers and Dittleman. The first group brought down is is Turf, the Scott Brothers and Joe Castillo. It should be SB that advances, but it would not surprise us if the voting audience likes Castillo the best. And then that's what happens. Huh. He's great at what he does, but it's gotten a little worn. Oh well. The second group is Andrew de Leon, William Close and Academy of Villains, which should be William Close, but we got the last one wrong too. Fortunately, William Close does advance. That's nice for him, he's unique. And not many acts on this show can say that -- same goes for Castillo. At least he's different (we don't see what he does as...

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' dips and 'Masterchef' leads in 18-49 Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012"America's Got Talent" was still the most-watched show on TV Tuesday night, but its ratings were down some from last week. The dip allowed FOX's "Masterchef," which was up over last week, to claim the top spot among adults 18-49 for the night.ABC, CBS and NBC all covered the Republican National Convention at 10 p.m., with NBC drawing the biggest audience of the three.NBC led the pack in total viewers, averaging 8.15 million and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in primetime. CBS (6.2 million, 4.1/7) finished second, and FOX (5 million, 2.9/5) came in third. ABC had a pretty soft night with just 2.5 million viewers and a 1.8/3. The CW drew 650,000 people and a 0.4/1.FOX's 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 edged NBC's 2.0 for the top spot in the demographic. CBS was a point behind second with a 1.0. ABC posted a 0.6 and The...

"America's Got Talent" Ranks #1 in Two-Hour Averages for Its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers

NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 28.

America's Got Talent Contestant Gets Standing Ovation for One Direction Cover

During Tuesday's America's Got Talent semifinals, judge Howard Stern named William Close the frontrunner, but it was 14-year-old Edon who stole the show. The singer received a standing ovation for his rendition of One Direction's smash hit "What Makes You Beautiful." Following Edon's impassioned performance, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne were on their feet while the crowd enthusiastically chanted his name.

Sharon Osbourne Compares NBC to Titanic, Confirms 'AGT' Exit (Again)

Nearly a month after she claimed the network fired her son, Jack, from "Stars Earn Stripes" she confirms that it's time to depart the series after six years.

"America's Got Talent" Matches Last Week in 18-49, the Highest Non-Olympic Rating for Any Wednesday Program Since the June 27

NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 22.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' rises and leads Wednesday, 'So You Think You Can Dance' soft

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012Wednesday's ratings played out pretty much according to form for this summer, with "America's Got Talent" -- which was up a little from last week -- leading NBC to a win for the night. "Big Brother" was steady for CBS, but "So You Think You Can Dance" dropped a little for FOX.NBC drew 6.3 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households in primetime, beating out CBS' 5.7 million and 3.7/6. FOX (4.5 million, 2.8/5) came in third. ABC finished fourth with 3.7 million viewers and a 2.6/4, and The CW (934,000, 0.6/1) trailed.None of the networks got over the 2.0 mark in the 18-49 demographic. NBC finished on top with a 1.7, and CBS and FOX tied for second at 1.5. ABC posted a 1.0 and The CW a 0.4....

America's Got Talent: Most Dangerous Act Yet?

We thought we'd seen it all on America's Got Talent , but crossbow performer Ben Blaque proved us wrong. On Tuesday's wild card episode, judges Howie Mandel , Howard Stern and Sharon Osbourne each brought back four picks for a shot at redemption. Without a doubt, Blaque was one of the few who redeemed himself by performing what is possibly the most dangerous act to ever hit the AGT stage.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' tops Tuesday, 'Go On' and 'Animal Practice' encores do OK

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012"America's Got Talent" was down a tick from last week's ratings, but it still finished as Tuesday's top show. NBC also ran encores of the "Go On" and "Animal Practice" pilots that previewed during the Olympics, and unsurprisingly their numbers were much, much lower. Still, for summer comedy repeats, they did all right.NBC led the night with 7.9 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households. CBS (7.15 million, 4.8/8) was second in viewers, finishing well ahead of FOX (4.7 million, 2.8/5). ABC came in fourth with 3 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW (735,000, 0.5/1) trailed.NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic -- barely. Its 2.0 rating just beat FOX's 1.9. CBS took third with a 1.1, followed by ABC, 0.8, and The CW, 0.3....