Fast National ratings for Tuesday, August 27, 2013.
Other than a small uptick for FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," Tuesday stayed true to recent form with "America's Got Talent" carrying NBC to an easy win among young viewers and a tight win over repeat-driven CBS overall.
Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 1.8 rating for Tuesday night, topping FOX's 1.3 rating in the key demographic. ABC averaged a 1.0 key demo rating, followed by CBS' 0.8 and the 0.6 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 6.8 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/7 share, holding off the 6.51 million viewers and 4.6/7 for CBS for Tuesday primetime. There was a big drop to FOX's 2.6/4 and 4.01 million viewers and ABC's 2.6/4 and 3.54 million viewers. The CW averaged a 1.0/2 and 1.66 million viewers on Tuesday.
[Univision averaged 3.5 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 for Tuesday night.]
8 p.m. - CBS led the 8 p.m. hour overall with 8.38 million viewers for an "NCIS" repeat, which finished tied for third with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" was a distant second overall with 4.17 million viewers and led the hour with a 1.4 key demo rating. ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" was third with 3.83 million viewers and second with a 1.1 key demo rating. A "Hollywood Game Night" encore averaged 3.33 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating for NBC. The CW's "Whose Line Is It Anyway" was steady with 2.24 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" took over first in the 9 p.m. hour with 8.18 million viewers and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" repeat was second overall with 6.035 million viewers and fourth with a 0.9 key demo rating. FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" averaged 3.845 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating, beating "Extreme Weight Loss," which won this showdown last week but averaged 3.68 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating this week. The CW's "Capture" averaged 1.08 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating. 
10 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" kept NBC on top for the 10 p.m. hour with 8.88 million viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' repeat of "Person of Interest" averaged 5.11 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating, while ABC's "Body of Proof" repeat averaged 3.125 million viewers and a 0.7 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.