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TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' helps NBC win the night

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' helps NBC win the night
Extreme Dance Company performs on NBC's "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday. (Virginia Sherwood / NBC)

Though down from last week, the final phase of live quarterfinal performances on NBC's "America's Got Talent" won the night in ratings, according to Nielsen.

With a rating of 1.9 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, the show decreased 10% from last week and tied its series low in ratings.

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But with roughly 9.3 million viewers, the Nick Cannon-hosted reality show was still the most viewed program among the desired demo and overall.

The network also aired an episode of "Food Fighters," which was up 10% from last week with a rating of 1.1 in the key demo. Roughly 4.6 million people tuned in to the Adam Richman-hosted culinary competition show.

NBC averaged about 7.8 million viewers total, helping the network earn a rating of 1.6 in the key demo.

Meanwhile, Spanish-language network Univision was the second most viewed in the key demo, with a rating of 1.2.

The network, which was No. 4 most viewed overall, drew in about 3.1 million viewers with its telenovelas "Mi Corazón es Tuyo" and "Hasta el Fin del Mundo."
The shows tied for second most-viewed program among the key demo, earning a rating of 1.3. 
On CBS, a rerun of "NCIS" was the No. 2 most-watched program of the night with roughly 9 million viewers. With a rating of 0.9, the network tied for third with ABC for most watched among the key demo.
ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss," which had roughly 3.3 million viewers, saw a 25% decrease from last week with a rating of 0.9 in the key demo. 

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