TV ratings: 'Talent' prevails Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009

NBC dominated Tuesday night's ratings as "America's Got Talent" continued its solid summer. No one else really came close.

For the night, NBC pulled in a shade under 10.5 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share in households. It finished almost 4 million viewers ahead of second-place CBS (6.6 million, 4.3/7). FOX (5.3 million, 3.1/5) came in third, beating out the 4.2 million viewers and 2.8/5 for ABC. The CW was, as usual, a good ways back with 809,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

NBC also claimed the lead among adults 18-49 with a 2.8, though FOX was not far behind at 2.4. CBS finished third in the advertisers' favorite demographic with a 1.8. ABC averaged 1.2 and The CW 0.3.

The hourly breakdown:

8 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS" rerun (8.9 million viewers, 5.8/11 households)
FOX: " Hell's Kitchen (6.7 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (6.4 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (5.9 million, 3.9/7)
The CW: "90210" rerun (930,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (3.1)

9 p.m.

NBC: "America's Got Talent" (12.7 million, 7.6/13)
CBS: " Big Brother 11" (6.9 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "More to Love" (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "Better Off Ted" -- two episodes (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "90210" rerun (689,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (3.4)

10 p.m.

NBC: "America's Got Talent" (12.3 million, 7.4/13)
ABC: "Primetime: The Outsiders" (4.1 million, 2.7/5)
CBS: "Medium" rerun (3.9 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (3.5)

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

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