NBC was out to boost sampling of Blindspot before the sophomore drama settles into its new Wednesdays-at-8 home, and it succeeded.
Leading out of a strong America’s Got Talent finale, Blindspot returned to 7.1 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, down sharply from its apres-Voice Season 1 premiere (10.6 mil/3.1) but up 20 and 15 percent from its May finale and hitting its best numbers since Nov. 16 and March 28, respectively. TVLine readers gave the opener an average grade of “A-.”
AGT opened the Peacock’s night with 14.4 million viewers and a 2.8 rating, surging 48 and 33 percent year over year to deliver its biggest finale audience in six years, and its best rating in five. All told, AGT delivered its top-rated season since 2013 and its most watched cycle since 2011.
Elsewhere on the night….
CBS | Big Brother (6.1 mil/1.8) was down a tenth week-to-week.
THE CW | Penn & Teller (1.4 mil/0.4) was flat, while Whose Line (1.1 mil/0.3) ticked down.
FOX | MasterChef (4.5 mil/1.4) was steady, but down a tenth from its previous finale.
Cable ratings (e.g. American Horror Story) famously come in much, much later and as warranted are reported under separate cover.