On a very low-rated Tuesday, NBC's 'America's Got Talent' (1.45 rating in 18-49, 9.9 million viewers) and 'World of Dance' (0.97 rating, 5 million) were the sole bright spots and the only two programs on either broadcast or cable to average a rounded 1.0 rating. Reruns on both ABC and CBS scored 0.5s including 'The Connors,' 'NCIS,' 'FBI,' and 'FBI: Most Wanted, but originals were lower. ABC's 'Our New Reality' (0.40, 2.57 million) and 'Genetic Detective' (0.37, 3.26 million) were modest, but generally unimpressive while CW's 'Stargirl' (0.27, 1.19 million) and 'Legends of Tomorrow' (0.19, 760,000) were downright disappointing.
On the cable side, ID's 'Brittany Murphy' doc took the top spot on the day with just a 0.35 rating in the demo and 1.24 million viewers. It also edged Bravo's 'Vanderpump Rules' (0.32, 911,000) by 0.01 in the women 18-49 demo (0.48 v. 0.47); those two programs were ranked 1 and 2 on the day in that demo.
Over at MTV, 'Teen Mom' (0.32, 644,000) led cable in the younger demos, notching a 0.28 rating in people 18-34 and a 0.37 in females 12-34. It ranked third in W18-49 (0.43).
A History special 'Grant 2: Lincoln's General' (0.32, 2.81 million) also performed well, finding success in the older P25-54 (0.44 rating) & P50+ (2.06) demos though not leading either as FOX News primetime programs dominated.
Other programs of note include:
-Deadliest Catch (Discovery): 0.32/1.28 million
-Supermarket Stakeout (Food Network): 0.26/914,000
-Chopped (Food Network): 0.24/857,000
-Bargain Mansions (HGTV): 0.22/1.18 million
-The First 48 (A&E): 0.22/745,000
-7 Little Johnstons (TLC): 0.22/1.13 million
-House Hunters (HGTV): 0.21/1.35 million
-If Loving You is Wrong (OWN): 0.20/1.11 million
-The Last OG (TBS): 0.18/645,000
-Nick Cannon Wild 'N Out (VH1): 0.18/365,000
-Below Deck Mediterranean (Bravo): 0.16/529,000
-Tirdy Works (TruTV): 0.10/180,000
-Overhaulin' (Motor Trend): 0.04/211,000
Source: Nielsen Media Research