'America's Got Talent': Team iLuminate, Charles Peachock wow

We are down to our last quarterfinal group, "America's Got Talent" fans. Will it be the best one yet? We can only hope.1. The Kinetic KingPresumably he has to go first because it takes so long for him to set up, which right away should tell us he is not right for this show. He'd get in like one 15-second act per hour-long show or something. Anyway, tonight (after 36 hours of set up) he sets off his train of tongue depressors and it all goes horribly wrong. Aw, geez. After all that time! That is so sad. Poor Kinetic King. Moving on.2. Zuma ZumaThey are really playing up the Kenya thing tonight,w ith a video background of the African plains and tribal music and makeup/outfits. The tumbling and pole tricks are pretty amazing. I think they are much more entertaining than the dance troupes that made the quarterfinals and they scream Vegas show, very...

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' rebounds a little Wednesday, FOX leads in demo

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 27, 2011"America's Got Talent" bounced back a little from its season-low ratings last Wednesday and returned NBC to the top overall spot in the ratings. "Big Brother" fell a bit, while "So You Think You Can Dance" helped FOX lead the adults 18-49 demographic for the night.NBC scored 6.8 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share in households for the night, beating out CBS' 6.05 million and 3.9/7. FOX (5.95 million, 3.6/6) was not far behind in third. ABC finished fourth with 3.7 million viewers and a 2.5/4, and The CW (937,000, 0.6/1) trailed.FOX led the 18-49 demo with a 2.0 rating, followed by NBC at 1.8 and CBS at 1.6. ABC's 1.1 was good for fourth, and The CW posted a 0.4....

'America's Got Talent' Backstage Report: Stevie Nicks Feared Piers Morgan Would 'X' Her

It's not just the amateur and semi-pro acts that appear on 'America's Got Talent' that fear they'll receive a dreaded, ear-piercing strike from trigger-happy judge Piers Morgan. Musical guest Stevie Nicks confided to AOL TV that she, too, thought Morgan might give her a red X when she was performing on last night's results show. Nicks was there to promote her upcoming tour (last year's 'AGT' winner Michael Grimm will open for her) and she sang two songs including one from her latest album 'In Your Dreams.' Morgan not only didn't not buzz Nicks, he even gave her a standing ovation.

TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' for drawing viewers

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 26, 2011"America's Got Talent" again dominated a slowish summer week night for NBC and we expect more of the same for Wednesday (July 27) when the reality competition show welcomes special guest Stevie Nicks.NBC averaged 9.2 million viewers and 5.5 rating/9 share among households in primetime. CBS followed with 6.8 million viewers (4.6/8). Fox (5.8 million, 3.4/6) came in third, ABC (4.3 million, 2.6/4) fourth and The CW with 728,000 viewers and 0.5 rating/1 share came in last with re-runs of "90210" and "Shedding for the Wedding."NBC and FOX tied for the coveted 18-49 viewers, both scoring a 2.5 in that key demographic. Tuesday, hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "NCIS" re-run (8.7 million viewers, 5.8 rating/10 share)FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (5.9 million, 3.4/6)NBC: "It's Worth What?" (5.4 million, 3.3/6)ABC: "Wipeout" (4.9 million, 2.8/5)The CW: "90210" (796,000, 0.5/1)18 - 49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (2.6)9 p.m.NBC: "America's Got Talent" (11 million, 6.4/10)CBS: "NCIS:...

Professor Splash Jumps Into 12" of Water From Three Stories Up on 'AGT' (VIDEO)

This season on 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 9PM ET on NBC), we've seen a lot more of the novelty acts making it through. That's because we've been treated to some of the most bizarre and impressive stunts in this category, like the lunatic who calls himself Professor Splash. We say lunatic affectionately, because we know we'd have to be crazy to jump off a three-story building into a kiddie pool of water. But Professor Splash does it like it's no big thing, leaving the judges speechless and stunned. "To watch a man belly flop into 12" of water from that height," Piers Morgan said. "Absolutely sensational."

'America's Got Talent': Lys Agnes, POPLYFE, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. are stand-outs

For the third quarterfinal group on "America's Got Talent," we have POPLYFE and Lys Agnes, who I am very much looking forward to, and Professor Splash and that Mauricio guy, who I am not so much looking forward to.1. Summerwind SkippersThis is a neat act, but it doesn't scream Vegas show to me. Their first live show is much better than what they've done before, but it's still just a jump-rope act. It's a very good jump-rope act, but ... still. I do think these guys beat the hell out of every dance group on the show except maybe Miami All-Stars. They still might deserve to advance, though, based on how the other acts do. The judges are complimentary.2. SH'Boss BoysOK, it's not even fair to critique these lil' buggers because they're so damn cute I want to kidnap them. I shall put them in the house where I keep Kaitlin Maher and Lil' T....

TV ratings: 'Talent' dips again Wednesday, NBC knocked from the top

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 20, 2011"America's Got Talent" has hit a bit of a midseason lull -- it was still Wednesday's top-rated show, but it's now declined for two straight weeks and fell below 10 million viewers for the first time this summer.NBC also fell out of the top spot in both the overall numbers and the 18-49 demographic for the night. The total viewer crown went to CBS, which averaged 6.85 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households. NBC (6.2 million, 3.8/6) finished second, beating out FOX's 5.4 million and 3.4/6. ABC (3.6 million, 2.3/4) took fourth, and The CW trailed with a little under 1 million viewers and a 0.6/1.No network broke a 2.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, but FOX led the way with a 1.9. CBS (1.8) and NBC (1.7) were not far behind. ABC posted a 1.1 and The CW a 0.3....

'America's Got Talent' Backstage Report: Will Steven Retchless Change Who He Is?

It's not a given that there will be a "wild card" episode of 'America's Got Talent' so ejected acts can come back and try again to compete for the $1 million prize, but eliminated magician Landon Swank is reason enough to have one this year. The judges had to decide tonight between Swank and Smage Bros., the motorcyle stunt team, as to which act would make it through to the semi-finals. After judges Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne split their votes between the acts, it was left to judge Howie Mandel to break the tie -- and he chose the Smage Bros. "I don't want to be the person responsible for sending someone home," Mandel sighed to AOL TV after the taping. Still, he feels he made the right decision.

'America's Got Talent': Hot Chelle Rae Perform, Four Acts Move On (VIDEO)

The second round of quarterfinals is over, and while it wasn't as strong as the first round, there were still several acts deserving of continuing on. Of the 12 that performed, only four would go on to the next round of 'America's Got Talent' (Wed., 9PM ET on NBC). But who would it be? To pad the hour, we were treated to a great musical performance by Hot Chelle Rae on their huge smash single 'Tonight, Tonight.' The other guest performance was from an acrobatic troupe called Traces, which could well be a future destination for male pole dancer Steven Retchless. It was breathtaking and something future contenders should pay close attention to. !!SPOILER ALERT!! As for the results, we're starting to see an interesting trend unfold on 'AGT' this season. While the show normally pushes forward more traditional fare like singing and dancing, that hasn't been as strongly the case this year. In fact, of the four singers this week, only one made it through.

'America's Got Talent': Smage Bros. vs. Landon Swank for last spot

Alright. If I had my way for the second quarterfinals of "America's Got Talent," I'd send through Silhouettes, Steven Retchless, Landon Swank and Smage Bros. I forgot about them last night, but I think they were pretty good and so many singing acts get through. But I do think Dani Shay and Daniel Joseph Baker were not bad.Anyway, so let's see who advances.The first group is The Rhinestone Ropers, Thomas John and Silhouettes. Do I even need to tell you how this one goes? Let's be serious. The little girls going absolutely out of their minds is pretty darn cute, though.In the Orville Lounge bit, which is usually pretty dumb, Nick Cannon is super cute with the youngest Silhouettes member, asking if it's past her bedtime and then saying, "If y'all need help, I do a mean bunny" and he mimes a little bunny with his hand. What is it with Nick Cannon charming the...