America's Got Talent

NBC vet still tops night despite season low; Univision ranks second among young adults

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” ruled as the top program Tuesday, but the veteran reality contest slumped to a season low on a night that also saw ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” fatten up some and move ahead of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” in young adults.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, NBC opened with a repeat of “Hollywood Game Night” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall), which was followed by the two-hour live “America’s Got Talent” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall), which slid 8% (0.2) from last week to post the show’s lowest ever scores for a Tuesday edition. Still, it was handily Tuesday’s No. 1 broadcast, and in the 10:30 p.m. half-hour leading into the late local news, NBC’s stations benefited from a strong 2.5 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 (and a 2.7/7 in adults 25-54) — more than the combined scores for the repeat dramas on ABC and CBS.

Univision was runner-up on the night in 18-49, and its 8 p.m. telenovela “Porque el Amor Manda” (Because Love Rules) finished second to “America’s Got Talent” in the demo (1.4/5) while drawing 3.7 million viewers overall.

Elsewhere, ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) was up 18% (0.2) from last week to post its highest ratings among its last 15 telecasts, dating back to mid-July of last year. It grew with each half-hour, and for the first time it won head-to-head in 18-49 over Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall), which was down 8% from last week to match a season low.

CBS aired repeats of “NCIS” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 7.7 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall).

At CW, “Whose Line Is It Anyway” held steady or was up a bit in various categories with its original episode at 8 (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall), and reality show “Capture” edged up at 9 (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.8/6; Univision, 1.3/4; Fox, 1.2/4; ABC, 1.0/3; CBS, 0.8/3; CW, 0.6/2; Telemundo, 0.5/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 6.7 million; CBS, 6.3 million; Fox, 3.8 million; Univision, 3.5 million; ABC, 3.4 million; CW, 1.6 million; Telemundo, 1.1 million.

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