In the last couple of years on NBC, the America’s Got Talent TV show has seen a notable rise in the ratings. It has done so well, the Peacock Network has ordered a spin-off. How long can it keep on climbing? Will America’s Got Talent be cancelled or renewed for season 14? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
An NBC nationwide talent competition, America’s Got Talent features both individuals and groups competing. The winning act receives a cash prize and the chance to headline in the America’s Got Talent Live show in Las Vegas. Once again, Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Melanie Brown, and Heidi Klum return to judge, and Tyra Banks is back to host her second cycle.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
9/19 update: You can see the latest night’s ratings in context.
For comparisons: The Tuesday editions of season 12 averaged a 2.63 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 12.901 million total viewers. Meanwhile, the Wednesday episodes of season 12 averaged a 2.22 demo rating and 12.008 million viewers.
Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the America’s Got Talent TV series? Should NBC cancel or renew this reality TV show competition for a 14th season?
8/22/18 update: NBC has renewed a multi-year contract with Cowell to keep him as a judge on the series, essentially confirming that America’s Got Talent has been renewed.