It's nothing of a shocker, but performances courtesy of a high-flying slam-dunking act, a funny grandmother, and a cancer survivor cum opera singer boosted America's Got Talent dominance last week en route to its topping the ratings board.
America's Got Talent's Wednesday night episode was the highest-rated program - repeat or new episode - of the week with 11.9 million viewers, while its Wednesday edition is at the third spot with 10.6 mil. A repeat of CBS' NCIS squeaked in at number 2 with 11 million. This top three lineup has not changed in the past couple of weeks, although NCIS and AGT would sometimes switch for the second and third spots.
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Six other repeats from CBS filled the top ten, with a Michael Jackson-themed Primetime: Family Secrets
on ABC the only other new episode in the top ten. Other than America's Got Talent
, ABC's Wipeout
, Fox's So You Think You Can Dance
, and ABC's The Bachelorette,
all new episodes, reigned over former ratings juggernaut CSI, while Big Brother
finished at no. 18 with 6.6 mil, an 8 percent increase from last summer's debut.America's Got Talent
last week boasted of acts such as acrobatic Acrodunk, five Houston-based basketball players who wowed the audience and the judges with their gravity-defying stunts; Grandma Lee, a 75-year-old stand-up comic who said that for her, America's Got Talent represents her last hope to live her dream; and Barbara Padilla, a cancer survivor and opera singer who, for a second there, reminded everyone of Britain's Got Talent
sensation Susan Boyle, absent the frumpy body and the glazed eyes.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Entertainment Weekly(Image courtesy of NBC)