Tuesday TV Ratings: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ & ‘America’s Got Talent’ Battle for Top Spot

Dancing with the Stars - Jesse Metcalfe, Sharna Burgess

ABC and NBC split the primetime broadcast viewership on Tuesday, September 22, with a Tuesday night airing of Dancing with the Stars and the America’s Got Talent finals going head-to-head. DWTS ultimately came out on top in the 18-49 demo, while AGT edged out the dancing competition in total viewers (5.9 vs. 5.8 million).

NBC’s medical drama Transplant also continues to perform well, winning the time slot in both the demo and total viewers. ABC’s Time100 special came in second for the 10 o’clock hour with a 0.4 rating and 2.4 million viewers.

Here’s the breakdown for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating Total Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 1.0 5.8
America’s Got Talent  (NBC) 0.8 5.9
NCIS – R (CBS) 0.4 4.1
Cosmos: Possible Worlds (Fox) 0.4 1.5
Dead Pixels  (CW) 0.1 419,000
8:30 p.m. Dead Pixels – R (CW) 0.1 262,000
9 p.m. Love Island  (CBS) 0.4 1.9
Tell Me A Story (CW) 0.1 303,000
10 p.m. Transplant  (NBC) 0.5 3.8
Time100 (ABC) 0.4 2.4
FBI: Most Wanted – R (CBS) 0.3 1.8