Tuesday TV Ratings: NBA Basketball & ‘America’s Got Talent’ Battle It Out

Utah Jazz v Denver Nuggets - Game Seven
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The usually dominant America’s Got Talent took a hit on Tuesday, September 1 thanks to ABC’s NBA playoffs game between the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz. While NBC’s AGT won the night in total viewers (6.1 million), the 18-49 demo belongs to the NBA with a 0.9 rating (AGT grabbed a 0.7 rating).

As for the premiere of Canadian medical drama Transplant, the split with the NBA mirrored what happened in the 8-10pm timeslot. Transplant came in in second at 10 p.m. behind the NBA game in 18-49 but took the lead with 4.0 million total viewers.

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Here’s the breakdown for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) 0.7 6.1
NCIS – R (CBS) 0.5 4.2
NBA Countdown R (ABC) 0.5 2.3
Hell’s Kitchen – R (Fox) 0.3 1.2
Dead Pixels (CW) 0.1 442,000
8:30 p.m. NBA Playoffs First Round (ABC) 0.9 2.7
Dead Pixels – R (CW) 0.1 229,000
9 p.m. Love Island (CBS) 0.4 1.7
Prodigal Son – R (Fox) 0.2 719,000
Tell Me A Story (CW) 0.1 288,000
10 p.m. Transplant – P (NBC) 0.4 4.0
FBI: Most Wanted – R (CBS) 0.3 2.1