'Voice,' 'Talent' easily top shows of night

NBC’s competition combo of “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice” dominated in key demos Tuesday, easily topping the debut of ABC’s summertime lineup.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” easily led Tuesday’s 8 o’clock hour (3.2 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, 12.0 million viewers overall), as did “The Voice” from 9 to 11 (4.3/12 in 18-49, 11.8 million viewers overall) – though both shows dipped a bit week to week. “The Voice” again figures to stand as the week’s No. 1 program in 18-49.

At ABC, “Wipeout” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall) was followed by the series premiere of “101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall), which performed credibly opposite “The Voice” and grew in its second half-hour. Closing out the night was the debut of scripted drama “Combat Hospital,” which posted a sluggish 1.2/3 in 18-49 while drawing 5.3 million viewers overall.

Fox was competitive in demos with “MasterChef” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall), which was followed by low-rated repeats of “Raising Hope” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall at 8 p.m. and 1.0/3 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall at 8:30).

CBS aired repeats of “NCIS” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 9.1 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall) and “The Good Wife” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 3.9/12; ABC, 1.6/5; Fox, 1.4/4; CBS, 1.1/3; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 11.9 million; CBS, 7.6 million; ABC, 5.4 million; Fox, 3.7 million; CW, 0.9 million.

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