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‘America’s Got Talent’ Tops a Tame Tuesday on Big Four

'Capture' does OK in premiere for CW

NBC was again the dominant Tuesday network this week, as a two-hour “America’s Got Talent” was easily the top program in key demos. The night saw another unscripted premiere from CW, “Captured,” which did decently behind “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.7 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 9.7 million viewers overall from 9 to 11 p.m., down a tick in the demo from last week but its second best delivery on the night in six weeks. “Talent” was Tuesday’s top program in 18-49, 25-54 (3.1/8) as well as total viewers.

Kicking off the night for NBC was a repeat of last Thursday’s “Hollywood Game Night” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall).

At CW, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” continues to generate solid numbers, averaging a 0.8/3 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall at 8 p.m. and 0.9/3 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall with a special second original episode at 8:30. It was followed by the series premiere of “Capture” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.0 million viewers overall), a reality competition series that’s something of a cross between “Hunger Games” and “Survivor.”

Capture” opened to the same 18-49 and 18-34 averages of “Perfect Score,” an unscripted series that aired in the hour after the “Whose Line” premiere of three weeks ago. “Capture” performed better among men than women, including a 0.5/2 in men 18-34. Its overall 18-34 average rating of 0.4 was double what original drama “L.A. Complex” did a year ago around this time (0.2).

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) matched last week’s scores while ABC’s modestly performing “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) was in line with last week, placing third among the Big Four in 18-49 from 8 to 10 but moving into a tie with Fox’s “Dance” for second with its final half-hour at 9:30 (1.3/4).

A repeat of “Body of Proof” closed out the night for ABC (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall).

CBS aired encores of its in-season Tuesday dramas “NCIS” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.1/7; Fox, 1.4/5; Univision, 1.3/4; ABC and CBS, 0.9/3; Telemundo, 0.8/2; CW, 0.6/2.

In total viewers: NBC, 7.6 million; CBS, 6.2 million; Fox, 4.1 million; Univision, 3.4 million; ABC, 3.3 million; CW and Telemundo, 1.7 million.

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