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TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent,' NBC coast to Tuesday wins
CBS' 'NCIS' repeats are second overall and in the demo
"America's Got Talent" added a few viewers from last week and helped NBC coast to an easy victory on Tuesday night, airing almost mostly against repeats on the other four networks.
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.3 rating for the night, easily tops in the key demographic. CBS was second with a 1.6 rating. ABC's 1.4 rating was still far ahead of the 0.8 rating for FOX and The CW's 0.4 rating.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 9.19 million viewers in primetime along with a 5.7 rating/9 share, edging out the 5.5/9 and 8.44 million viewers for CBS. There was a big drop to ABC's 2.7/4 and 4.36 million viewers and then to the 1.6/2 and 2.38 million viewers for FOX. The CW averaged 836,000 viewers and a 0.5/1 for the night.
8 p.m. - CBS started primetime in first overall with 9.33 million viewers for "NCIS." ABC's "Wipeout" repeat was second overall with 5.99 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "It's Worth What?" averaged 4.71 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, up in viewers but down in the demo from that week. FOX's "Glee" averaged 2.53 million viewers, better than the 1.025 million viewers for The CW's "90210."
9 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" took control in the 9 p.m. hour with 11.21 million viewers (up a bit from last week) and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. CBS was a solid second with the 8.95 million viewers for "NCIS: Los Angeles." ABC's new "Take The Money & Run" averaged 3.85 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating in third. FOX's "Raising Hope" episodes averaged 2.23 million viewers. On The CW, "Shedding For The Wedding" drew 646,000 viewers.
10 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" improved to 11.65 million viewers and a 3.1 key demo rating for NBC in the 10 p.m. hour. CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" averaged 7.04 million for second. ABC's new "Combat Hospital" averaged 3.25 million viewers and its usual 0.9 rating among adults 18-49.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.