‘America’s Got Talent’ Surging in Summer

‘America’s Got Talent’ (NBC)

America’s Got Talent is the show of the summer, hands down, and it’s not ready to relinquish its crown. The long-running NBC staple is now in the judges’ cuts stage of the competition, and enters the XFINITY Weekly Top 20 On Demand Episodes list at #3.  We are getting closer and closer to the live shows and excitement is definitely building, with last week’s ratings pulling in the biggest total audience of the summer, with 13.12 million viewers. Catch up on past episodes right here.

Catch Up: It’s been a memorable season on Below Deck Mediterranean, with deckhand Malia hooking up with not one but two co-workers, and chief stew Hannah (maybe?) getting very close with a primary charter guest. Captain Sandy and the rest of the crew of the Sirocco have entertained us through anchor incidents, unruly guests and plenty of on-ship drama. Catch up on the current season before the season finale airs tonight on Bravo.

Hot Series: TNT’s first-year series Claws exploded onto the scene this summer in a big way. Already renewed for a second season, this dramedy that follows a group of women that work at a nail salon in Florida has become appointment television. Niecy Nash leads the cast, as murder, mayhem and lots of fun have boosted the show to huge ratings increases. The 8th episode in fact, was up 42% in the coveted 18-49 demo from the series premiere. Catch up on all past episodes right here before the season finale airs this Sunday night.

This Week’s Premieres: Wahlburgers (A&E – Wednesday), Swedish Dicks (Pop – Wednesday), First In Human (Discovery – Thursday), Bering Sea Gold (Discovery – Friday), Get Shorty (EPIX – Sunday)

Top 20 New TV Episodes: July 24 – July 30

Rank

Movement

Series

Network

1

 0

Game of Thrones (ep 3)

HBO

2

+12

Power (ep 6)

Starz

3

America’s Got Talent (ep 9)

NBC

4

Midnight, Texas (series premiere)

NBC

5

-3

Ballers (ep 2) NBC

6

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood

VH1

7

-2

Teen Mom 2 (ep 2)

MTV

8

Rick and Morty (ep 2) Adultswim

9

-3

Claws (ep 8) TNT

10

-6

World of Dance (ep 8) NBC

11

-1

The Bachelorette (ep 9) ABC

12

-5

Queen of the South (ep 8)

USA

13

-4

Queen Sugar (ep 7)

OWN

14

 –

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (ep 19)

HBO

15

+7

Shooter (ep 2)

USA

16

+4

Married at First Sight (ep 16)

Lifetime

17

-9

The Real Housewives of Orange County (ep 3)

Bravo

18

+6

Animal Kingdom (ep 8)

Bravo

19

+12 Basketball Wives (ep 14)

VH1

20

-8

Insecure (ep 2)

HBO

Top 20 TV Series: July 24 – July 30

Rank

Series

Network

1

Game of Thrones

HBO

2

Power Starz

3

Ballers HBO

4

Big Brother

CBS

5

America’s Got Talent

NBC

6

The Simpsons FXX, FOX

7

Claws TNT

8

Insecure HBO

9

The Bachelorette ABC

10

Snowfall FX

11

Married at First Sight FYI

12

World of Dance

NBC

13

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘n Out MTV

14

Teen Mom 2
MTV

15

Family Guy FOX, AdultSwim

16

Queen of the South USA

17

Rick and Morty

Adultswim

18

Queen Sugar

OWN

19

Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood

VH1

20

The Sopranos

HBO

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