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NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Is Tuesday Leader by Big Margin

CW's 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' steady

NBC summer reality veteran “America’s Got Talent” remains the dominant program on Tuesdays, last night drawing as many young adults as the next two closest competition programs combined.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “America’s Got Talent” averaged a 2.4 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 while drawing 8.5 million viewers overall from 9 to 11 p.m., down slightly from last week. The net opened the night with an encore of “Hollywood Game Night” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall), which was competitive in its hour.

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” was the next closest English-language broadcast program in young adults (1.3/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall), down a tick from last week in 18-49 but up slightly in the younger 18-34 half of the demo.

Univision tied with Fox for second Tuesday in 18-49, led by “Porque el Amor Manda” (1.4/5 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall) and “La Tempestad” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall).

At ABC, “Extreme Weight Loss” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) was down slightly from last week, and was followed by a repeat of “Body of Proof” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall).

CBS aired repeats of its regular Tuesday crime dramas “NCIS” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall) and “Person of Interest” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall).

At CW, the original half-hour of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 8 was nearly on par with last week in broad categories (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall), while edging up week to week in the net’s target demo of adults 18-34 (0.8/3) and edging out ABC and CBS in the timeslot. At 9, reality newcomer “Capture” held at its week-ago levels (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.8 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.9/6; Fox and Univision, 1.3/4; ABC, 1.0/3; CBS, 0.8/3; CW and Telemundo, 0.5/2.

In total viewers: NBC, 6.9 million; CBS, 6.0 million; Fox, 3.9 million; ABC, 3.3 million; Univision, 3.2 million; CW, 1.4 million; Telemundo, 1.2 million.

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