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America’s Got Talent: Summer 2012 Ratings (First Night)

ratings for Americas Got Talent 2012Here are the updated America’s Got Talent TV show ratings. Howard Stern replaces Piers Morgan as the third judge, joining Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon returns as host. The seventh season of America’s Got Talent typically airs twice a week on the NBC network. (Here’s the second night’s ratings.)

These are the TV show’s ratings for the Summer 2012 season, the best way to tell if America’s Got Talent is going to be cancelled or renewed for season eight.

Check out our NBC summer ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Wednesday, 09/12/12
2.9 in the demo (+21% episode-to-episode change) with 11.05 million.
Season averages: 2.87 in the demo with 8.33 million.

Tuesday, 09/04/12
2.4 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 8.93 million.
Season averages: 2.87 in the demo with 8.36 million.

Tuesday, 08/28/12
2.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.98 million.
Season averages: 2.91 in the demo with 8.46 million.

Tuesday, 08/21/12
2.5 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 9.90 million.
Season averages: 2.94 in the demo with 8.58 million.

Tuesday, 08/14/12
2.8 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 9.97 million.
Season averages: 2.98 in the demo with 8.64 million.

Tuesday, 07/24/12
2.7 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 10.43 million.
Season averages: 3.00 in the demo with 8.70 million.

Tuesday, 07/17/12
2.6 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 10.17 million.
Season averages: 3.03 in the demo with 8.78 million.

Tuesday, 07/10/12
2.8 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 10.69 million.
Season averages: 3.09 in the demo with 8.88 million.

Monday, 07/02/12
3.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 10.40 million.
Season average: 3.13 in the demo with 8.86 million.

Monday, 06/25/12
3.0 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 10.45 million.
Season average: 3.15 in the demo with 9.00 million.

Monday, 06/18/12
2.9 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 11.43 million.
Season average: 3.18 in the demo with 9.20 million.

Monday, 06/04/12
3.3 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 12.22 million.
Season average: 3.25 in the demo with 9.25 million.

Monday, 05/28/12
2.8 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 9.96 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.23 in the demo with 9.00 million.

Monday, 05/21/12
3.2 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 9.66 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.45 in the demo with 10.07 million.

Monday, 05/14/12
3.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.48 million total viewers.
Season average: 3.70 in the demo with 10.48 million.

NBC has moved the show from Tuesdays and Wednesdays to Mondays and Tuesdays this season. It wasn’t a great start for the competition. Compared to last year’s season premiere, NBC was down by 16% in the demo (vs a 4.3) and down by 33% in viewership (vs 15.28 million). Still, these numbers are quite good when compared to the rest of NBC’s programming.


Reference point: Last season, the first night of episodes averaged a 3.5 in the demo with 13.67 million.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the America’s Got Talent TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?

 

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JEFF HOWARD January 17, 2014 at 2:45 am

HOWARD STERN IS A NO TALENT. HE CAN’T ACT, SING OR DANCE. HE IS A BIG BORE WITH NO TALENT. HE DOES NOT PUT ANY EFFORT OR MONEY INTO HIS RADIO SHOW. HE IS JUST INTERESTED IN GOING TO THE HAMPTONS. I CANCELLED MY SIRIUS MEMBERSHIP OVER FIVE YEARS AGO. HE IS JUST A GREEDY BIG NOSE NO TALENT. HE TAKES MORE AND MORE VACATIONS……HE IS JUST RIPPING OFF HIS FANS. HOW MUCH MONEY IS ENOUGH HOWIE?

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Lisa September 3, 2012 at 7:16 am

If you keep Howard Stern on as a judge, I will sternly turn off the show! Dump the rude ignoramus. Your ratings will plummet!

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Tom July 24, 2012 at 5:04 am

I used to love watching AGT. It’s my favorite TV show. Season 6 with Piers was the best but this season with Howard is the worst. He is rude, disrespectful, uneducated and untalented. If they still keep Haward on the show, I’m afraid this will be the last season that I’ll be watching.

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Edr June 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Cancel… Poor talent. Nick is the only entertainment on the show.

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Why Watch June 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I am neither a fan or critic of Howard Stern and wasn’t sure if he was right for this show. But the times I tuned in I found I agreed with him more often than I had the other judges in his critique of the act. I find Howie to be the less acceptable judge, having less judgment as to what is talent. I can’t believe the poor quality acts Howie Mandel said yes to last year and so far this year.

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John Baris June 12, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I will not watch until Howard Stern is gone!

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Carlos Perez June 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Wow the venom spewed from the haters. Howard has always been polarizing but this is ridiculous. I hope the haters just shut off the tv,and stare at the wall. That is about all their brains can handle. HEY NOW!!!!

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Joe May 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I don’t like Stern either, but at least there are two other judges that I like! :D

But about Stern, he brings the positivity of the show down IMO. His whole presence isn’t right for a family show like AGT. Why did Piers have to leave? Just cuz he was strict and straightforward, doesn’t mean he wasn’t entertaining!

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Rachel H. May 16, 2012 at 4:54 am

With acts like this who cares about the judges. This was a waste of 2 hours of my life. So stupid!

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Bradon May 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The addition of Howard Stern is AMAZING A++++++.
Anyone who say’s they don’t like Howard obviously doesn’t know anything about him. He has been nothing but friendly and is a FANTASTIC judge for Americas Got Talent. You Calling him a piece of Garbage and S#@% just say’s what type of a person you are. The trash you have spewed on this board makes you know better of a person then the person you despise. What has he done to you that is so Horrible and you can’t watch a show because of it, let me guess, Nothing! How about you at least give him and the show a chance, you just might be happily surprised. Once you have watched the show, then you can make an intelligent decision on what you do and don’t like about the show. Until then, it’s probably best to keep your thoughts to yourself. This country has been built on Freedom of Speech and Expression. That doesn’t apply to just some. So how is it any different that you come on the board to belittle someone and use vulgar language while doing so?
The show is now so much better then it ever has. Bravo NBC!!!!

FYI- Everyone I have talked to Loves him as a Judge and is now going to watch only because he is on the show.

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Theresa Tackett May 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I can’t believe that America’s Got Talet brought that piece of low life garbage stern on the show. I have loved this show and couldn’t wait to watch it every season, nothing would get in my. I would schedule my life around this great show. However, I refuse to watch this season with that low life piece of s— sitting as a judge. No thanks!!!
When the idiots who put him on the show replace him with someone human, then I will be back. Just to let you know, everyone I have talked to about this dumb stupid bulls—,
will not be watching either. Thanks for trashing the show!!!!!!

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Anonymous May 16, 2012 at 5:32 am

your going to stop watching your favorite show because of one change?

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Anonymous May 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

STERN MAKES ME SICK

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Anonymous May 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm

srern is a no good low life
I WILL NOT WATCH IT NOW,PERIOD.

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Anonymous May 23, 2012 at 5:35 am

The show is stupid but at least Stern makes it fun to watch. I couldn’t make it through 1 episode previous seasons.

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Darek May 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

… i have to agree … Stern is bad choice for AGT !!! … not funny and his “trips” to the stage are annoying !!! …. i used to watch this show with my family every summer, now after couple of weeks we don’t want to watch it anymore … Howie Mandel was very good choice … Stern should stick to what he is doing the best … trashing and making fun of porn stars …

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