NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” won the ratings war on Tuesday night, pulling in 9.7 million viewers, preliminary Nielsen figures reported on Wednesday morning.
A rerun of CBS’ “NCIS” came in second with 7.6 million viewers.
Tuesday night’s “AGT” episode was the second of this season’s live shows, and originated from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Twelve of the 60 semifinalists performed in the two-hour episode, including the operatic trio Forte, country singer Marty Brown and Tone the Chiefrocca.
NBC won the night in the all-important 18-to-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating.
The 12 acts that performed on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” left a lot to be desired.
Danger acts Alexandr Magala and Brad Byers were so uncomfortable to watch that it’s hard to imagine anyone would want to pay to see them perform in Vegas.
While kid acts, such as Struck Boyz, are cute to watch, children have no place in the high-pressure setting of show business and should be sent home immediately. Yeah, they’re talented, but let them be kids before thrusting them into the moneymaking limelight.
Country singer Brown was also hard to watch, which came as a surprise given his high-quality audition and Vegas Week performances. It seemed as if the singer was inebriated as he struggled to find the right notes and blathered away as the judges pointed out his bad performance.
Given the poor performances from last night, it’s difficult to choose four acts that deserve to advance in tonight’s results show.
In light of the overall low quality of last night’s episode, it’s sad to think that only one act truly deserves to advance, while the other three that will advance normally wouldn’t.
Whoever grouped these 12 acts together ought to be reprimanded.
The obvious winner for the night was the opera-singing trio Forte, even though its performance wasn’t as strong as during Vegas Week.
Comedian-impressionist Angela Hoover was not as funny or impressive as before, but she should earn enough votes to move on.
Although Magala’s act is bothersome, it should be of enough interest to receive enough public support to awkwardly advance.
As much as it hurts to say this, one-hit wonder Tone the Chiefrocca’s “B-double O-T-Y” chant is catchy enough that to pull in enough votes to remain in the competition.
Advancing in tonight’s results show: opera trio Forte, comedian Hoover, danger act Magala, and one-hit wonder Tone the Chiefrocca.
“America’s Got Talent” results show airs tonight on KSL 5 at 8 p.m. in Provo.