Fast National ratings for Tuesday, June 22, 2010.
On a busy Tuesday night, ABC got big numbers from the official season premiere of "Wipeout," FOX got great demo numbers from "Hell's Kitchen" and NBC drew a big audience for "America's Got Talent."
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 2.9 rating, edging the 2.6 rating for NBC in the key demographic. ABC was third with a 2.1 rating, while CBS' 1.3 rating and the 0.3 rating for The CW followed.
Overall, though, NBC came out on top averaging an estimated 8.85 million viewers to go with a 5.3/9. CBS' 5.1/9 was a close second. FOX finished third with a 3.7/6, just ahead of ABC's 3.6/6, though ABC averaged more viewers than FOX did. The CW trailed with a 0.4/1.
CBS won the 8 p.m. hour overall with a 6.4/12 for a repeat of "NCIS." ABC's "Wipeout" premiere was second overall with a 5.1/9 and won the hour in the key demographic with a 3.1 rating. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" was third with a 3.5/6 and second in the demo. NBC's "Losing It With Jillian" was fourth with a 2.6/5. The CW's repeat of "One Tree Hill" was fifth.
NBC's "America's Got Talent" moved into first at 9 p.m. with a 6.3/11 and a 3.0 demo rating. CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" was second overall. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" had a 3.8/6 and tied with NBC in the key demo. ABC's series premiere of "Downfall" squandered its lead-in and fell to a 3.1/5 and a 2.0 demo rating. The CW's repeat of "Life Unexpected" was fifth with a 0.4/1.
"America's Got Talent" improved to a 7.0/12 and a 3.6 demo rating to dominate the 10 p.m. hour for NBC. CBS' repeat of "The Good Wife" was second overall and third in the demo. ABC's "Primetime" special had a 2.6/4 for third overall and finished second in the demo.
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.