Fast National ratings for Tuesday, September 6, 2011.
"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.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.