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TV Ratings: ‘Uncle Buck’ Gets Solid Start, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Dominates Tuesday Night

“America’s Got Talent” once again dominated Tuesday night for NBC, but ABC’s summer comedy “Uncle Buck” still managed to get off to a decent start at 9 p.m.

“Talent” helped push NBC to an overall win for the night, with the network averaging a 2.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 9.2 million viewers. “Talent” earned a strong 2.5 demo score and 11.2 million viewers, followed by a rising “Maya and Marty,” which was up two tenths from last week’s score (1.4 vs. 1.2) and 14% in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.7 million), bringing it within a tenth of its series premiere rating.

ABC came second for the night in the demo (but was beaten by CBS in total viewers), nabbing a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers. The series premiere of “Uncle Buck” earned a respectable 1.5 rating and 5.2 million watchers, beating the premiere of game show “To Tell the Truth,” which was its lead-in (nabbing a 1.0 demo score and 5.4 million viewers at 8 p.m.) and lead-out (1.2 in adults 18-49 and 5.2 million at 10 p.m.), in the demo, making the Mike Epps laffer one of the top comedy launches of the summer season in years.

CBS was third in the demo with a 0.8 and 6.6 million viewers overall, with repeats of “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” preceding a new “Person of Interest,” which earned a 1.0 rating and 6.2 million viewers.

Fox averaged a 0.7 rating and 2 million viewers overall for the night, with “Hotel Hell” rising by two-tenths to score a 0.9 in adults 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers. “Coupled” was steady with a 0.5 and 1.4 million viewers.

The CW notched a 0.3 demo score and 1 million viewers for the night, with a new episode of “Containment” dipping a tenth to a 0.3 rating, following a repeat of “The Flash.”

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