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Ratings: ‘Million Second Quiz’ Slips on Night Interrupted by Presidential Address

Thanks to “America’s Got Talent,” NBC was still top bird on Tuesday

Million Second Quiz” slipped on its second night, which also saw President Obama cut into primetime for a national address on Syria.

NBC was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/6 share in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demographic and first in total viewers with an average of 7.8 million, according to preliminary numbers.

Due to the presidential address, the 9-9:30 p.m. numbers for ABC, Fox, NBC and CBS are approximate.

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“Million Second Quiz” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.5/5 and 5.8 million viewers, down slightly from Monday’s premiere. The address at 9, which ran into “America’s Got Talent,” had a 2.1/6 and 8.2 million viewers. The remainder of “AGT” at 9:30 received a 2.3/6 and 9.1 million viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.4/4 and third in total viewers with 4.3 million. The season finale of “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 earned a 1.4/4 and 4.3 million viewers in the 8 o’clock hour. The address received a 1.3/4 and 4.1 million viewers. At 9:30,  “SYTYCD” received a 1.4/4 and 4.3 million viewers.

CBS, ABC and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 1.0/3. CBS was second in viewers with 7.1 million ABC was fourth in total viewers with 3.6 million. Univision was fifth in viewers with 2.8 million.

For CBS, in between reruns, the address earned a 1.2/3 and 7.5 million viewers.

The address on ABC received a 1.2/3 and 4.3 million viewers, following a repeat. After a rerun at 9:30, the 10 p.m. “Crazy Stupid Luck” special earned a 0.8/2 and 2.9 million viewers.

The CW was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in total viewers 1.4 million. Following repeats, “Capture” at 9 earned a 0.4/1 and 990,000 viewers.

Telemundo was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in total viewers with 1 million.