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America’s Got Talent: Summer 2012 Ratings (2nd Night)

ratings for Americas Got Talent on NBCHere are the ratings for America’s Got Talent, NBC’s popular summer competition. Nick Cannon returns as host. Howard Stern joins Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the judges panel. The seventh season of America’s Got Talent typically airs twice a week, on Mondays/Tuesdays and Tuesdays/Wednesdays on the NBC network.

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:

Final season averages for second weekly broadcasts: 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.70 million total viewers.

Thursday, 09/13/12 (season finale)
2.4 in the demo (+26% episode-to-episode change) with 10.59 million.
Season averages: 2.66 in the demo with 9.70 million.

Thursday, 09/06/12
1.9 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 7.87 million.
Season averages: 2.67 in the demo with 9.64 million.

Wednesday, 08/29/12
2.2 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 8.34 million.
Season averages: 2.73 in the demo with 9.77 million.

Wednesday, 08/22/12
2.3 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.60 million.
Season averages: 2.77 in the demo with 9.88 million.

Wednesday, 08/15/12
2.3 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 8.48 million.
Season averages: 2.81 in the demo with 9.99 million.

Wednesday, 07/25/12
2.2 in the demo (+10% episode-to-episode change) with 8.76 million.
Season averages: 2.85 in the demo with 10.12 million.

Wednesday, 07/18/12
2.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.61 million.
Season averages: 2.92 in the demo with 10.26 million.

Wednesday, 07/11/12
2.0 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 8.08 million.
Season averages: 3.02 in the demo with 10.55 million.

Tuesday, 07/03/12
2.3 in the demo (-18% episode-to-episode change) with 9.32 million.
Season average: 3.15 in the demo with 10.86 million.

Wednesday, 06/27/12
2.8 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 10.66 million.
Season averages: 3.27 in the demo with 11.08 million.

Tuesday, 06/26/12
3.2 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 11.67 million.
Season averages: 3.35 in the demo with 11.15 million.

Tuesday, 06/12/12
3.0 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 11.18 million.
Season average: 3.38 in the demo with 11.05 million.

Tuesday, 06/05/12
3.5 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 12.55 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.48 in the demo with 11.02 million.

Tuesday, 05/29/12
3.7 in the demo (+12% episode-to-episode change) with 11.51 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.47 in the demo with 10.51 million.

Tuesday, 05/22/12
3.3 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 9.44 million; tied for first in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.35 in the demo with 10.01 million.

Tuesday, 05/15/12
3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.58 million total viewers; second at 8pm, first place at 9pm.
Season average: 3.40 in the demo with 10.58 million.

Compared to last year’s second episode, NBC was down by 8% in the demo (vs a 3.7) and down by 16% in viewership (vs 12.64 million). Overall, the show’s still a very good performer for NBC.

Reference point: Last season, the second night of episodes averaged a 3.0 in the demo with 11.49 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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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jon Carvale September 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Let me tell you this… When a weird young kid, all dressed in black, singing Opera, gets a standing ovation from people from all walks of life, it sent a message to the network that America is sensitive to beauty and wants to be wowed again.
My family no longer cares for the show. You should bring Pearse back and please get rid of Howard Stern!


Dave August 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm

It’s time for this show to go. These idiots have no clue what real talent is. Worse group of judges for any so called talent show ever. Please cancel NBC.


Conrad Nagel July 27, 2012 at 9:17 am

Howard Stern sucked any life AGT had left in it.
He’s an old, old man who had become increasingly irrelevant.

He has insulted fans & subscribers to his Sirius satellite radio show who criticized him for only doing a live show 3 days a week saying “piss on them” live on air.
He’s also insulted long time fans of AGT by talking over Sharon & Howie Mandel and making AGT all about Howard Stern.

It was a HUGE mistake of NBC in hiring an overbearing ass monkey like Howard Stern.
Hopefully his show-horse wife will move out his stables and leave his miserable old saggy ass for polo playing gig0lo Nacho Figueras,


Cromwell July 27, 2012 at 7:17 am

The show is awful with or without Stern. It’s a third-rate Gong Show featuring some pretty untalented cts. I tried watching it because I was curious about Howard, but it bored me to tears. Overblown production, amaturish editing doesn’t help either. Stern’s ego is out of control. He dubs himself “America’s Judge”? What a friggin’ joke. He is hideous to look at to. That stupid clown wig makes him look rediculous and lets face it. He has aged well at all. He looks like Icabod Crane at 90.


John July 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Howard stern is a conceded asshole. He’s ruined the show for me and my wife. She won’t watch anymore. Get rid of him and get someone America likes.


Elizabeth July 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I enjoy listening to Howard Stern on Sirius from time to time and I tried to watch the show in support. It is painful to watch. Howard is awful and has no chemistry with the other judges.


Dave July 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Please cancel this garbage show. Now that Pierce is gone they don’t have any judges who know what real talent is.


Angie May 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Never Ever have I watched AGT; only reason now is ONLY to see Howard Stern. I love that man & I’m not the only one.


jason May 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I am not sure what NBC was thinking. Stern is an old man that has aged badly. Wearing a wig does not hide this and only makes him look a sad figure that needs our pity. Stern will be gone and forgotten after this season.


Carlos Perez May 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Umm AGT is up against the Finale of DWTS and AI. What did you think would happen? Once those shows disappear then the landscape with be all Howard’s. Much to the chagrin of Edd! Haha Stern will rule the summer!


Edd May 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

The reason AGT’s ratings are down in 2012 is Stern. He is arrogant and pompous and is obviously on a short leash with NBC. He can’t be funny without being filthy, smuuty and crass and he can’t do any of that on NBC family time (although the first night he did sneak in a clumsy remark about one of the contestants small package). He’s gradually trying to take over the show by upstaging the other judges. The more he is on .. the more distasteful the show becomes. How can he judge talent when he has so little of his own? I predict AGT will fail if they keep Stern as a judge.


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