Fast National ratings for Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
Tuesday night looked a lot like Monday night, as "America's Got Talent" led NBC to an easy overall win, while FOX's Gordon Ramsay double led FOX to a key demo tie, with an asterisk.
Among adults 18-49, FOX and NBC both averaged a 2.2 rating for the night, tops in the key demographic, though NBC won the two primetime hours in which the networks went head-to-head. CBS was a distant third with a 1.1 key demo rating, followed by ABC's 0.7 key demo rating. The CW averaged a 0.2 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 7.83 million viewers to go with a 4.8 rating/8 share for Tuesday night. CBS was second with a 4.5/8 and 6.67 million viewers, beating the 5.33 million viewers and 3.2/5 for FOX. ABC Was far back with a 1.8/3 and 2.57 million viewers and then there was a big drop to The CW's 436,000 viewers and 0.3/1.
[Univision averaged 3.39 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 for Tuesday night.]
8 p.m. - CBS' repeat of "NCIS" easily won the 8 p.m. hour with 7.92 million viewers, but finished third with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's swimming-centric US Olympic Trials coverage was second overall with 6.95 million viewers and was second with a 1.9 key demo rating. FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" averaged 5.345 million viewers and an hour-winning 2.2 key demo rating. Two repeats of "Last Man Standing" averaged 3.55 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating for ABC. On The CW, a new "The Catalina" averaged 569,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" grabbed the 9 p.m. lead for NBC with 11.52 million viewers and a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49. There was a huge drop to CBS' repeat of "NCIS: Los Angeles," which averaged 6.435 million viewers for second and a 1.0 key demo rating for third. FOX's "MasterChef" averaged 5.32 million viewers for third overall and a 2.2 key demo rating for second. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Weight Los Edition" repeat averaged 2.01 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating, while The CW's repeat of "The L.A. Complex" averaged 303,000 viewers and a 0.1 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - CBS' "48 Hours Mystery" won the 10 p.m. hour overall with 5.66 million viewers and finished second with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Love in the Wild" won the hour with a 1.6 key demo rating and finished second with 5.03 million viewers. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" repeat averaged 2.14 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.
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.