Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

FOX's plus-sized dating show "More to Love" got off to a soft start on Tuesday night, though the network still eked out a win in the 18-49 demographic.

Among adults 18-49, FOX had a 2.6 rating, just ahead of the 2.5 rating for NBC. CBS was third in the coveted demographic with a 1.6 rating, topping the 1.5 rating for ABC. The CW's 0.4 rating trailed.

Overall, though, NBC averaged an estimated 9.49 million viewers to go with a 6.0 rating/10 share, fare ahead of the 4.4/8 for second place CBS. ABC's 3.4/6 and FOX's 3.3/6 followed. The CW was fifth with a 0.8/1.

CBS started the night in first with a 6.2/11 for "NCIS." An "America's Got Talent" repeat was second for NBC with a 5.2/9. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" finished third overall with a 4.0/7, but dominated the 18-49 demo with a 3.3 rating. ABC's "The Bachelorette" repeat drew minimal enthusiasm. The CW was fifth with a 0.7/1 for "90210."

NBC grabbed first at 9 p.m. with a 7.7/13 for "America's Got Talent." CBS was second with a 3.9/6 for "Big Brother." FOX's "More to Love" did a 2.7/4, averaging 4.23 million viewers and doing a 1.9 rating in the key demo. ABC's "The Bachelorette" stayed fourth with a 2.7/4. The CW's "Hitched or Ditched" was fifth. 

ABC moved into first at 10 p.m. with a "Bachelorette" reunion special doing a 5.3/9. NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" was second with a 4.9/9. CBS' "Medium" trailed.


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.