|Time||Net||Show||18-49||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00||CBS||: Nicaragua (premiere)||3.8||13||11.813|
|NBC||America's Got Talent (finale)||2.8||9||12.953|
|ABC||The Middle (repeat)||1.1||4||4.040|
|8:30||CBS||: Nicaragua (premiere)||4.0||12||12.198|
|NBC||America's Got Talent (finale)||3.4||10||14.697|
|ABC||The Middle (repeat)||1.1||3||3.795|
|9:00||NBC||America's Got Talent (finale)||4.2||12||17.609|
|9:30||NBC||America's Got Talent (finale)||4.6||12||18.930|
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets:
- "Thewith Jay Leno" (3.4/9 in metered-market households) out-delivered CBS's " with David Letterman" (2.8/7 with an encore) and ABC's combination of " (3.0/7) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.5/5) in Nielsen's 56 metered markets.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; " ," 0.6/3 with an encore; " ," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late " (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m.,with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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