America’s Got Talent‘s season finale rated 2.4. Glee premiered at 3.1, the same rating as its lead in, The X Factor. Big Brother fell three tenths from last week. Wipeout and The Next were at series lows. Rock Center got a Bieber boost. Watch Brian Williams gush.

rating show slot network last week season low series low
0.2 The Next “Dallas” 9pm CW 0.3 0.2
1.1 Wipeout “Showdown at the Wipeout Saloon” 8pm ABC 1.4 1.1 (2) 1.1 (2)
1.4 Rock Center Seacrest interviews Bieber 10pm NBC 0.5
2.4 America’s Got Talent finale 8pm-9 NBC 1.9 1.9 1.9
2.0 Big Brother episode 28 9pm CBS 2.3 1.7 1.7
3.1 Glee “The New Rachel” season premiere 9pm FOX 0.7 (r) 3.1 2.5 (4)
3.1 The X Factor episode 2 8pm FOX 3.1 2.6
0.4 rerun – The Vampire Diaries “Do Not Go Gentle” 8pm CW 0.3 (r) 1.0 1.0
0.6 rerun – Scandal “The Trial” 10pm ABC 1.9 (2)
0.7 rerun – Grey’s Anatomy “Migration” 9pm ABC 2.8 2.8
1.0 rerun – Person of Interest “No Good Deed” 10pm CBS 2.4
1.5 rerun – Two and a Half Men “Why We Gave Up Women” 8:30 CBS 1.8 (r) 3.6 (2) 3.6 (3)
1.9 rerun – The Big Bang Theory “The Stag Convergence” 8pm CBS 2.0 (r) 4.1 2.8

sources: spotted ratings and tv by the numbers

Programming Notes

Saturday Night Live begins its 38th season this week with Seth MacFarlane and Frank Ocean.

Excuse of the Day
It should be noted that this year’s finale ran on Thursday, where it’s only aired one other original this season, while last season’s finale came on Talent’s 13th consecutive Wednesday telecast.

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