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NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Easily Tops Tuesday

Fox's 'So You Think You Can Dance' steady while ABC's 'Extreme Weight Loss' edges up

All of the summer’s Tuesday broadcast reality series are down from last year, but last night they at least managed to hold steady or improve a bit upon their soft numbers for a week ago. NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was the night’s dominant program.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.5 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 9.5 million viewers overall from 9 to 11 p.m. — up a tick from last week’s pre-holiday result and down slightly from two weeks ago. It was Tuesday’s only broadcast to deliver higher than a 5 share of the young-adult audience.

NBC, which comfortably won he night, opened with a repeat of “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall), followed by an original episode (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall).

At Fox, “So You Think You Can Dance” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) was flat with last week’s sub-par score and down from two weeks ago (1.7).

ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) rose a bit from last week and was off slightly from two weeks ago. The net finished the night with a repeat of “Body of Proof” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall).

CBS went with repeats of its regular Tuesday crime dramas “NCIS” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.0/6; Fox and Univision, 1.5/5; CBS, 1.0/3; ABC, 0.9/3; Telemundo, 0.8/3; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 7.6 million; CBS, 6.7 million; Fox, 4.4 million; Univision, 3.8 million; Telemundo, 1.9 million; CW, 0.5 million.

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