TV ratings: 'Talent' strong, CBS stronger Tuesday

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Fast National ratings for Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"America's Got Talent" had another good outing Tuesday, but the consistency of CBS' lineup led the Eye to a ratings win.

CBS drew 9.7 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/11 share in households for the night. NBC was right behind with just under 9.5 million viewers and a 5.8/10. There was a big drop from there to third-place ABC, 2.3/4. FOX came in fourth with a 1.8/3, and The CW trailed at 0.6/1.

NBC did lead among adults 18-49 with a 2.6 rating. CBS finished second in the demographic wit a 2.0. FOX and ABC tied for third at 1.0, and The CW posted a puny 0.3.

An "NCIS" rerun scored a healthy 6.7/12 for CBS at 8 o'clock. A rerun of "America's Got Talent," 5.2/10, put NBC in second. "The Superstars" delivered a 2.7/5 for ABC, a point better than a showing of "Legally Blonde" (1.7/3) on FOX. The CW aired a "90210" repeat.

A new hour of "America's Got Talent," 7.5/13, drew the night's biggest audience at 9 p.m. "The Mentalist," 6.6/11, was second for CBS. FOX's movie moved up to third, while "The Superstars" and "Better Off Ted" combined for a 1.7/3 on ABC. The CW's "Hitched or Ditched" was mostly ditched with a 0.7/1.

CBS regained the lead at 10 thanks to a "48 Hours" special on Michael Jackson (5.5/10). NBC got a 4.7/8 from "Law & Order: SVU," while "Primetime: Family Secrets" scored a 2.5/4 for ABC.

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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