Trio of shows tussle for top Tuesday honors

NBC's 'Talent,' Fox's cooking shows tie head to head

Young adults has eyes for just three broadcast shows on Tuesday, as Fox’s ”Hell’s Kitchen” and ”Masterchef” tied with NBC’s ”America’s Got Talent” as the night’s top show , and nothing else came close.

Fox won the night in 18-49 while NBC led in total viewers. CW, meanwhile, continues to struggle to attract an audience for its original drama, ”The L.A. Complex.”

According to preliminary national estimates, Fox won the night’s opening hour among young adults with ”Hell’s Kitchen” (2.6 rating/9 share in adults 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall), which was up a tick week to week and drew the top 18-49 share of any program Tuesday. Also up slightly at 9 was ”MasterChef” (2.6/7 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall), which placed second in its hour to NBC’s ”Talent” in 18-49; it emerged as the night’s No. 1 show in persons 12-34 (2.0/7).

At NBC, ”America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.6/8 in 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers overall, on par with last week and again the night’s top draw outright in both adults 25-54 (3.3/9) and total viewers. It was followed by the finale of reality show ”Love in the Wild” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall), flat week to week and finishing ahead of ABC and CBS in the hour among adults 18-49.

ABC had a quiet night with repeats of ”The Middle” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) and ”Last Man Standing” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall) followed by an hour of new improv series ”Trust Us With Your Life” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall average for the two episodes) and docu series ”NY Med” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall).

At CW, an 8 p.m. ”Hart of Dixie” repeat (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.7 million viewers overall) actually fared better than the 9 p.m. original episode of ”The L.A. Complex” (0.2/0 in 18-49, 0.4 million viewers overall). The network is airing more original fare than ever this summer, but so far it has not paid off.

Univision ranked third on the night in 18-49, again winning in demos at 10 p.m. with ”La Que No Podia Amar” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 2.6/8; NBC, 2.2/7; Univision, 1.4/4; CBS, 1.1/3; ABC, 0.8/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 8.4 million; CBS, 6.3 million; Fox, 6.2 million; Univision, 3.6 million; ABC, 3.1 million; CW, 0.5 million.

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