NBC’s “Talent” didn’t need a big night to beat the competition — which is good, because it didn’t really have one on Tuesday.
Still, NBC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “Food Fighters” got a 1.1/4 and 4.6 million viewers. At 9, “America’s Got Talent” had night-highs of a 1.9/6 and 9.4 million viewers. The talent competition’s rating dipped 10 percent from last week, tying a low.
Univision was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fourth in viewers with 3.2 million.
CBS and ABC tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. CBS was second in viewers with 7.1 million, airing reruns. ABC was third in viewers with 3.5 million.
For ABC, at 8, “Extreme Weight Loss” dropped 25 percent to a 0.9/3 and had 3.4 million viewers. At 9, a “20/20” special, “From Hell No. 1: Vacations” got a 0.8/3 and 3.7 million viewers.
Telemundo and Fox tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. Telemundo was fifth in viewers with 1.4 million. Fox was sixth in viewers with 1.3 million, airing entirely repeats.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers with 704,000, airing reruns.