NBC’s ‘Talent’ rises, dominates Tuesday

Fox's cooking shows solid, as 'Masterchef' gains viewers

NBC’s ”America’s Got Talent” towered over all other programs in the ratings Tuesday night, while Fox’s cooking combo of ”Hell’s Kitchen” and ”Masterchef” also did pretty well.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, NBC opened its winning night with more U.S. Olympic swimming trials (1.0/7 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall), placing second for the hour in most categories. The net then moved to the forefront at 9 p.m. with ”America’s Got Talent” (3.2/9 in 18-49, 11.5 million viewers overall), which grew from its season low of two weeks ago (it aired a repeat last week) to easily stand as Tuesday’s No. 1 program in all key categories as well as total viewers. And closing out the night for the Peacock was dating show ”Love in the Wild” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall), which was up

NBC won the night in 18-49 (tied with Fox), 25-54 and total viewers. Univision ran third in 18-49.

At Fox, ”Hell’s Kitchen” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall) led in demos at 8 p.m., on par with last week, and ”MasterChef” edged up (2.2/6 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall) after opposing the NBA Finals a week ago. ”Masterchef,” which hit a summer high in total viewers, has now gained by that measure three straight weeks.

CBS aired encores of ”NCIS” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall), ”NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall) and ”48 Hours Mystery” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 5.7 million viewers overall), while ABC didn’t do much with repeats of ”Last Man Standing” at both 8 (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) and 8:30 (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall), followed by a two-hour rebroadcast of ”Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall).

Univision was led by ”La Que No Podia Amar” (The One Who Couldn’t Love), which averaged a 1.5/4 in 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall in the 10 o’clock hour. And CW continued to struggle with original series ”The Catalina” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.6 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC and Fox, 2.2/7; Univision, 1.3/4; CBS, 1.1/3; ABC, 0.7/2; CW, 0.2/0.

In total viewers: NBC, 7.8 million; CBS, 6.7 million; Fox, 5.3 million; Univision, 3.4 million; ABC, 2.6 million; CW, 0.4 million.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety