'Talent' Wins Out for NBC Tuesday


Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ABC and FOX got decent performances from "Wipeout" and "Hell's Kitchen" Tuesday, but they weren't good enough to dislodge NBC from the top spot in the ratings.

NBC averaged a 6.6 rating/11 share for the night, winning the overall race by a comfortable margin over CBS, 5.3/9. ABC came in third with a 4.2/7, with FOX close behind at 4.0/7. The CW mustered only a 0.7/1.

The adults 18-49 race was closer, although NBC still led with a 2.8 rating. ABC and FOX tied for second at 2.7. CBS drew a 1.5 and The CW a measly 0.4.

CBS' "NCIS" rerun, 5.5/10, led in households at 8 p.m., but "Wipeout," 5.3/10, had more viewers and a better 18-49 number. "Celebrity Family Feud" earned a 4.7/9 for NBC. "The Moment of Truth" delivered a 3.2/6 for FOX, easily beating a "Beauty and the Geek" rerun on The CW.

"America's Got Talent" moved NBC to the lead at 9 p.m. with a 7.2/12. CBS got a 5.5/9 from "48 Hours Mystery," although "Hell's Kitchen," 4.9/8, drew a few more viewers. ABC fell to fourth with "I Survived a Japanese Game Show." The CW trailed with "Reaper."

At 10 p.m., "America's Got Talent" improved to 7.8/13. "Without a Trace" posted a 4.8/8 for CBS, and "Primetime: The Outsiders" drew a 3.7/6 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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