‘America’s Got Talent’ Steady, ‘Whose Line’ Rises on Tuesday

Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance' moves back ahead of ABC's 'Extreme Weight Loss'

Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' steady Tuesday, 'Whose Line' rises

NBC’s “America’s Got Talentmatched its season low Tuesday but remained easily the top broadcast draw in young adults, while CW’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway” edged up and was competitive with the Big Four in its timeslot.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.2 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 — on par with last week, which was the show’s lowest Tuesday demo score on record. Nothing else came close on the night, though, with “Talent” more than tripling the demo delivery of the competing repeat dramas airing opposite it at 10 p.m. on both ABC and CBS (a 0.7 for both “Body of Proof” and “Person of Interest”).

Kicking off the night for NBC was a repeat of “Hollywood Game Night” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall), the Jane Lynch-hosted show that was recently renewed for a second season.

Elsewhere, Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) was up from its low of last week, moving back ahead of ABC’s competing reality show “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall).

At CW, “Whose Line Is It Anyway” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall) was up a bit from last week and finished close behind the demo deliveries of programming on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox; it beat out the major networks in males 12-34. Following a repeat of “Whose Line” at 8:30 (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall), new reality show “Capture” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.1 million viewers overall) matched or slightly built upon its week-ago levels in various categories.

CBS aired repeats of its in-season Tuesday crime dramas “NCIS” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall). They all kick off their new season on Sept. 24.

Univision placed second in 18-49 on Tuesday, with its “Porque el  Amor Manda” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall) and “La Tempestad” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) the evening’s top two scripted shows.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.8/5; Univision, 1.4/4; Fox, 1.3/4; ABC, 1.0/3; CBS, 0.8/3; CW, 0.7/2; Telemundo, 0.5/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 6.8 million; CBS, 6.5 million; Fox, 4.0 million; ABC and Univision, 3.5 million; CW, 1.7 million, Telemundo, 1.2 million.