Fast National ratings for Tuesday, August 5, 2014. 

ABC's three-hour broadcast of "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" helped the network to a slim Tuesday win among young viewers and put ABC in a close second to NBC among young viewers.

NBC still won the key demo despite week-to-week drops for both "Food Fighters" and "America's Got Talent."

On to the numbers...

Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.8 rating for Tuesday night, nipping the 1.7 rating for NBC in the key demographic. CBS was a distant third with a 0.7 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 0.5 key demo rating. The CW averaged a 0.2 key demo rating for Tuesday.

Overall, though, NBC averaged an estimated 7.39 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/8 share for Tuesday primetime, edging out the 7.16 million viewers and 4.4/8 for ABC. CBS was third for the night with 5.87 million viewers and a 3.9/7, far ahead of the 1.28 million viewers and 0.9/1 for FOX. The CW averaged 565,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

8 p.m. - CBS started primetime in first overall with 7.79 million viewers for a repeat of "NCIS," which finished third with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" was second with 7.31 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.7 key demo rating. NBC's "Food Fighters" was third with 4.3 million viewers and second with a 1.2 key demo demo rating, comfortably ahead of the 1.52 million viewers and 0.6 key demo rating for FOX's repeats of "Family Guy" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." The CW's "Arrow" repeat averaged 525,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.

9 p.m. - NBC took over first in the 9 p.m. hour with 8.67 million viewers for "America's Got Talent," which finished a close second with a 1.9 rating among adults 18049. ABC's "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" was second with 7.54 million viewers and led with a 2.0 key demo rating. CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" repeat was third with 5.6 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating. FOX's repeats of "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" averaged 1.05 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating, followed by the 604,000 viewers and 0.2 key demo rating for The CW's "Supernatural" repeat.

10 p.m. - "America's Got Talent" closed primetime in first for NBC with 9.2 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 for the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock" slipped to 6.62 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo rating in second. CBS' "Person of Interest" repeat averaged 4.22 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.