America’s Got Talent Ratings Slide Continues, Shocking Decline vs 2019

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America’s Got Talent ratings dipped 2/10ths of a point in the key 18-49 demo compared to last Monday’s outing. Nevertheless, the NBC competition show won the night for the network. The show also garnered the largest audience of the night with 5.51 million viewers.

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Just for comparison’s sake, “Quarternals 2” last season, which aired on August 20, 2019 earned a 1.6 in the demo and 9.42 million viewers. That’s a nearly a 1 point drop from last season, and roughly 4 million fewer viewers overall.

It might be tempting to blame the ratings dive on Simon Cowell’s absence. But the ratings have been falling steadily since the end of June, right before AGT took a 4th of July break. A 0.7 in the demo probably is a series low rating for a fresh episode.

America’s Got Talent Season 15 ratings so far:

Auditions 1 1.5/9.88 mil (May 26)
Auditions 2 1.3/8.75 mil (Jun 2)
Auditions 3 1.3/8.63 mil (Jun 9)
Auditions 4 1.3/8.57 mil (Jun 16)
Auditions 5 1.3/8.72 mil (Jun 23)
Auditions 6 1.2/8.44 mil (Jun 30)
Auditions 7 1.1/7.63 mil (Jul 14)
AGT: Best of Auditions 0.7/5.08 mil (Jul 21)
Judge Cuts 1.0/6.1 mil (Jul 28)
AGT 15th Anniversary 0.8/6.16 mil (Aug 4)
Quarterfinals 1 0.9/6.7 mil (Aug 11)
Quarterfinals 1 Results 0.7/6.15 mil (Aug 12)
Quarterfinals 2 0.7/5.51 mil (Aug 18)

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