Split Decision in Tuesday Ratings

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Viewers split their votes Tuesday, with NBC and "America's Got Talent" winning the overall crown and two other networks sharing the demographic lead.

NBC averaged a 5.8 rating/10 share in primetime to lead the night. CBS took second in households at 5.2/9, although ABC, 4.9/8, had more total viewers. FOX, 4.3/7, came in fourth. The CW managed only a 0.7/1.

ABC and FOX tied for the lead among adults 18-49 with a 3.0 rating. NBC, 2.5, was third, followed by CBS, 1.5, and The CW, 0.4.

"Wipeout" scored a 6.1/11 for ABC at 8 p.m. An "NCIS" rerun, 5.9/10, put CBS in second. "Celebrity Family Feud" drew a 4.9/9 for NBC. "The Moment of Truth," 3.3/6, came in fourth for FOX, while The CW went with a "Beauty and the Geek" rerun.

"America's Got Talent," 7.7/13, brought the night's biggest audience to NBC at 9 p.m. The finale of "Hell's Kitchen" earned a 5.3/9 for FOX (and was the night's top show in adults 18-49). A "48 Hours Mystery" on CBS took third, ahead of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," 4.0/6, on ABC. A "Reaper" encore finished the night for The CW.

At 10 p.m., a "Law & Order: SVU" rerun scored a 4.9/8 to keep NBC in the lead. "Primetime: The Outsiders" posted a 4.6/8 for ABC, edging "Without a Trace," 4.5/8, on CBS.

  • 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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