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‘America’s Got Talent’ Tops Tuesday While CW’s ‘Whose Line’ Rises

Univision ranks second in 18-49, wins in 18-34

There wasn’t much movement in the Tuesday ratings race this week, with NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” edging up and ruling as the night’s top show while dueling reality shows on ABC and Fox held steady.

Elsewhere, Univision ranked second among young adults with its telenovelas, and CW’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” edged up in key demos to its best numbers since its premiere.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.3 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers overall from 9 to 11 p.m., up a bit in both categories from last week and easily the night’s No. 1 program in 18-49 and other demos. Opening the night for NBC was an encore of “Hollywood Game Night” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall).

Univision won Tuesday’s opening hour with “Porque el Amor Manda” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) and finished No. 2 on the night in 18-49. Among the younger 18-34 half of the demo, the Spanish-language network edged past NBC for the night’s lead (1.4/5 to 1.3/4).

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) matched last week’s demo delivery (and could edge up in the nationals) while drawing slightly more total viewers this week. It held off ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall), which was airing its season finale.

At CW, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall) continues to perform well, with a repeat at 8:30 p.m. (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall) holding nearly all of the original’s audience. The original episode logged best-since-premieres scores in adults 18-34 (0.9/4) and women 18-34 (1.0/4). The improv show was followed by reality contest “Capture” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.9 million viewers overall), which was down a smidge from last week.

CBS aired repeats of “NCIS” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.9/6; Univision, 1.6/5; Fox, 1.3/4; ABC, 1.1/3; CBS, 0.9/3; CW, 0.6/2; Telemundo, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 7.1 million; CBS, 7.0 million; Fox, 4.1 million; Univision, 3.8 million; ABC, 3.7 million; CW, 1.6 million.

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