NEW YORK (AP) — “America’s Got Talent” wasn’t content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company’s rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two.
First place is familiar territory for NBC’s talent competition. It has been the most-watched summer series for six straight years, and the No. 1 alternative summer series for all 14 years that it has been on the air.
The dominance continues even though the show is slipping in popularity, which is typical of most TV series these days. “AGT” averages 11.4 million viewers live and within a week of an episode’s premiere, down 18% from last year, Nielsen said.
Still, that’s almost 4 million viewers more than the second-ranked show of