'Voice,' 'Talent' help net dominate night

NBC remains firmly in control of Tuesday’s primetime ratings race thanks to ”The Voice” and ”America’s Got Talent,” which towered over anything else on rival nets.

And even with the Peacock’s ”The Voice” wrapping this week, NBC’s Tuesday domination figures to continue the rest of summer as ”Talent” expands to two hours and is joined on the sked by newcomer ”It’s Worth What?”

Looking at Tuesday’s action, ”America’s Got Talent” averaged a 3.2 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.0 million viewers overall in the 8 o’clock hour, down slightly week to week but still strong enough to beat competing reality shows on ABC and Fox in 18-49 by 4 shares apiece. It was followed by the final performance episode of ”The Voice” (4.3/12 in 18-49, 12.5 million viewers overall), which was on par with last week in the demo while drawing its largest overall audience in four weeks; show’s first season concludes tonight.

Elsewhere, ABC’s second week of ”Wipeout” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall), ”101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall) and drama ”Combat Hospital” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) were all within a tick of their premiere scores. The Alphabet ran second on the night among young adults.

At Fox, ”MasterChef” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) was in line with last week, followed by repeats of ”Raising Hope” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall at 9 and 0.8/2 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall at 9:30), which were down.

CBS didn’t do much demo-wise with encores of its regular drama lineup of ”NCIS” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall), ”NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall) and ”The Good Wife” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall). Still, the Eye was No. 2 in total viewers.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 3.9/12; ABC, 1.6/5; Fox and Univision, 1.3/4; CBS, 1.1/3; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 12.4 million; CBS, 7.0 million; ABC, 5.1 million; Fox, 3.5 million; Univision, 3.2 million; CW, 0.9 million.

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