Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
Another solid night of "America's Got Talent" kept NBC atop the Tuesday ratings heap overall, while "Hell's Kitchen" led FOX to a tie among young viewers.
Among adults 18-49, NBC and FOX averaged a 2.5 rating, tying for first in the key demographic. There was a big drop to ABC with a 1.2 rating and CBS with a 1.1 rating. The CW averaged a 0.3 rating for the night.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 9.29 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/9 share. CBS was second with a  4.6/8 and 6.87 million viewers, with FOX's 3.4/6 and 5.85 million viewers following. ABC was fourth with 4.34 million viewers and a 2.6/4. The CW averaged 728,000 viewers.
8 p.m. - CBS started primetime in first overall with 8.74 million viewers for "NCIS." FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" was second overall with 5.91 million viewers and led the hour with a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "It's Worth What?" averaged 5.4 million viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, both notably down from last week. On ABC, a repeat of "Wipeout" averaged 4.89 million viewers. On The CW, "90210" averaged 796,000 viewers.
9 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" moved NBC into first for the 9 p.m. hour with 11.03 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49. CBS was second overall with 6.5 million viewers for "NCIS: Los Angeles." FOX's "MasterChef" was third overall with 5.79 million viewers and second in the key demo with a 2.4 demo rating. ABC's "101 Ways To Leave a Game Show" averaged 4.37 million viewers and a 1.4 demo rating. Roughly 661,000 viewers tuned in for "Shedding for the Wedding" on The CW.
10 p.m. - NBC stayed in first for the 10 p.m. hour of "America's Got Talent," which averaged 11.03 million viewers and a 3.0 demo rating, both down from last Tuesday's telecast. CBS was second with 5.38 million viewers, beating the 3.77 million viewers for a new "Combat Hospital" on ABC.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.