FOX Cooks Up Tuesday Demo Win

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, June 3, 2008

CBS and FOX waged another close race for the ratings crown Tuesday, with "Hell's Kitchen" leading FOX to a demographic victory.

CBS snagged the overall title with a 5.7 rating/9 share among households, beating out FOX's 5.0/8. NBC finished third at 3.9/7. ABC, 2.7/5, took fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.1/2.

FOX easily won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.6 rating. CBS was second at 1.7, edging NBC's 1.6. ABC averaged 1.3 and The CW 0.6.

A repeat of "NCIS," 6.2/11, put CBS on top at 8 p.m. "The Moment of Truth" drew a 4.4/7 for FOX. NBC's "Most Outrageous Moments" earned a 3.7/6, topping the 2.8/5 for a pair of "According to Jim" episodes on ABC. The CW went with a "Beauty and the Geek" repeat.

FOX took the lead at 9 p.m. with "Hell's Kitchen," 5.6/9 (it was also the night's top show in viewers, 9.3 million, and adults 18-49, with a 4.4 rating). CBS got a 5.5/9 from "48 Hours Mystery." A repeat of "Law & Order: SVU" kept NBC in third. An hour of "Samantha Who?" averaged 2.8/5 for ABC, while "Reaper" scored a 1.1/2 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., CBS' "Without a Trace" rerun posted a 5.3/9 to beat a second "Law & Order: SVU" (4.0/7) on NBC. A "Boston Legal" repeat came in at 2.7/5 for ABC.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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