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NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Holds On to No. 1 Spot

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Holds On to No. 1 Spot

NBC (7.86 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) held onto top honors on Tuesday with a new two-hour AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (9.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) followed by encores of "Go On" (4.85 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and "Animal Practice" (3.74 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Here are the other highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (4.66 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was a close second with a repeat of "MasterChef" (3.42 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) followed by an original "MasterChef" (5.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (7.15 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its second run mix of "NCIS" (8.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #5), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "The Mentalist" (6.28 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (3.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "The Middle" (3.25 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Last Man Standing" (2.92 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Happy Endings" (2.12 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10), "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (1.72 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T13) and a new "NY Med" (4.01 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.88 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a new installment of the Monday-bound "The L.A. Complex" (0.59 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Complex" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - MasterChef
0.00% - NY Med
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-7.41% - America's Got Talent
Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):

+220.00% - MasterChef (vs. Glee (Repeat)/Raising Hope (Repeat))
+19.05% - America's Got Talent (vs. It's Worth What?/America's Got Talent)
0.00% - NY Med (vs. Combat Hospital)
0.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Shedding for the Wedding (Repeat))
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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/7; 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," 0.5/3; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).


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