Tuesday TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Roars Back to Take Top Spot

Jim Halterman
America's Got Talent
NBC

After a week of reruns due to the July 4 holiday, NBC's variety competition series America's Got Talent was back with a new episode on Tuesday, July 14, and easily won the night's primetime broadcast schedule. The series grabbed a 1.2 rating for its two-hour broadcast and 7.6 million viewers, though it hit a season low in total viewers.

A special two-hour broadcast of ABC's 20/20, an abridged version of The Last Defense documentary series from Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, performed OK with a 0.4 rating in 18-49 and 2.6 million total viewers. It came in third in both of the breakdowns.

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Here's the breakdown for Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent   (NBC) 1.2 7.6
NCIS – R (CBS) 0.5 5.1
20/20: The Last Defense - Julius Jones (ABC) 0.4 2.6
Hell’s Kitchen - R  (Fox) 0.3 1.5
DC’s Stargirl  (CW) 0.2 846,000
9 p.m. FBI - R  (CBS) 0.5 4.4
Prodigal Son – R (Fox) 0.3 1.4
Alice Wetturlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I  - R (CW) 0.1 329,000
10 p.m. World of Dance  (NBC) 0.7 4.0
FBI: Most Wanted - R  (CBS) 0.4 4.0
What Would You Do?  (ABC) 0.4 2.6