TV Ratings: NBC’s got ‘Talent,’ viewers on Tuesday

08.05.09 8 years ago


Fast National ratings for Tuesday, August 4, 2009.

Two new hours of “America’s Got Talent” helped NBC rout the ratings competition on Tuesday night in all key measures.

Among adults 18-49, NBC averaged a 2.9 rating, edging the 2.5 rating for FOX in the key demographic. CBS’ 1.7 rating was good for third, while ABC’s 1.0 rating took fourth. The CW trailed with a 0.4 rating.

Overall, NBC averaged an estimated 10.82 million viewers to go with a 6.6 rating/12 share, among the highest nightly totals of the summer. CBS was well back in second with a 4.5/8. FOX finished third with a 3.2/6. ABC’s 1.9/3 and The CW’s 0.7/1 trailed.

CBS started the night in first with a 6.2/11 for “NCIS.” NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” repeat was second, topping the 3.9/7 for FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” ABC’s “Superstars” had a 2.0/4 for fourth, better than the 0.6/1 for The CW’s “90210.”

At 9 p.m. “America’s Got Talent” put NBC in first with a 7.6/13 (and a 3.3 demo rating). CBS’ “Big Brother” was second with a 4.1/7. FOX’s “More to Love” had a 2.6/4 in its second airing. ABC’s “The Superstars” and “Scrubs” averaged a 1.4/2 for fourth, while The CW’s “Hitched or Ditched” repeat trailed.

NBC stayed in first at 10 p.m. with a 7.7/14 for “America’s Got Talent.” CBS’ “Medium” was second, beating the 2.3/4 got ABC’s “Primetime: Family Secrets.”

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.

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