America’s Got Talent Premiere Down from Last Season

Ratings are in from TVByTheNumbers

On NBC, the season premiere of America’s Got Talent earned a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating, compared to a 3.8 in the time period for the finale of The Voice last week and a 4.3 for last year’s season premiere on June 2, 2011. The season finale of Smash scored a 1.8 among adults 18-49, matching its performance for the prior two weeks.

The premier of America’s Got Talent rated lower than it’s premiere last year, despite the presence of new judge, Howard Stern. It’s worth noting that the competition is stiffer than it was when the show premiered with The Voice as a lead in.


CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.6/10 8.49
NBC America’s Got Talent (8-10PM) – Premiere 3.6/10 10.30
ABC Dancing with the Stars 2.4/7 14.75
FOX Bones (season finale) 1.9/5 7.07
CW Gossip Girl (season finale) 0.6/2 1.17


CBS Two and a Half Men (season finale) 3.8/10 11.33
ABC Dancing with the Stars (9-9:30PM) 2.9/8 17.15
FOX House 2.2/6 6.45
CW Hart Of Dixie (season finale) 0.6/1 1.53


CBS Mike & Molly (season finale) 3.3/8 11.63
ABC The Bachelorette (Premiere) 2.6/7 9.33


CBS Hawaii 5-0 (season finale) 2.7/7 11.29
ABC The Bachelorette (Premiere) 2.5/7 7.71
NBC Smash (season finale) 1.8/5 6.06

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