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FOX Dominates Ratings With HELL'S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF

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FOX Dominates Ratings With HELL'S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF

FOX (6.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top demo draw on Tuesday thanks to the penultimate weeks of HELL'S KITCHEN (6.05 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and MASTERCHEF (6.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

Here are the other highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

NBC (7.51 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with a two-hour "America's Got Talent" (8.60 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) followed by an "NBC News Special" (5.33 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.76 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (7.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.19 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and its "CBS News Special" (3.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Meanwhile, ABC (2.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up second runs of "The Middle" (3.73 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "Last Man Standing" (2.95 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Happy Endings" (2.35 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and an "ABC News Special" (2.59 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, encores of "Hart of Dixie" (0.82 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "The Next" (0.47 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.64 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "The Next" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-3.57% - MasterChef
-4.17% - America's Got Talent
-16.67% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 8/27/12)
Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+237.50% - MasterChef (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+212.50% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Glee (Repeat))
+15.00% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/America's Got Talent)
In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):
· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.5/4; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.4/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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