America’s Got Talent still has legs for City

As ratings drop for shiny-floor competition shows overall, the NBC show is up 3% in overall viewers this season on the Rogers Media network.
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As ratings drop for competition shows overall, City is showing surprising strength with ratings for America’s Got Talent.

The NBC competition show is up 3% in the 2+ category this season, against performance airings last year, the network reports.

A special Sunday night airing of America’s Got Talent at 9 p.m. beat out a debuting ABC’s Rising Star in head-to-head competition.

The NBC competition show snagged 908,000 2+ viewers, against 658,000 2+ viewers for Rising Star, according to BBM Canada data.

America’s Got Talent was the number one show on Sunday night in the 2+ category.

Just like sitcoms and dramas, shiny-floor TV competition shows have seen smaller audiences over their long runs. American Idol, for example, has not been confirmed for return to CTV next season and The X Factor, which also ran on CTV, was cancelled by Fox this winter after its third season.

From Playback Daily