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NBC’s America’s Got Talent is on a roll, at 9pm it surged to a 3.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, and it pushed NBC to a convincing win on Tuesday night. ABC’s line up of all new shows put in an even more pitiful showing than last week, falling to just a 1.1 demo rating for the night.

ABC’s Superstars started slowly last week, and took things down a notch again last night, falling 17% in the 18-49 demo. Fans of the show can take heart in the fact that I’m sure it’s crazy cheap. I’m not sure what fans of Better Off Ted can take heart in. It fell 25% in the 18-49 demo from last week vs. even less new show competition. Completing the slide for ABC, Primetime: Family Secrets was also down 25% in the demo from last week.

The finale of Hitched or Ditched was largely ditched by viewers, falling to just a 0.4 rating in both major age demos.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 NBC America’s Got Talent (repeat) 2.3 8 1.7 7 8.200
CBS NCIS (repeat) 2.0 7 1.2 5 10.658
ABC The Superstars 1.3 4 0.9 3 4.217
FOX Legally Blonde (movie) 0.8 3 0.8 3 2.567
CW 90210 (repeat) 0.3 1 0.3 1 0.780
9:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 3.7 11 2.8 9 12.912
CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 1.9 6 1.2 4 10.364
ABC The Superstars 1.3 4 0.8 3 3.585
FOX Legally Blonde (movie) 1.1 3 1.1 4 3.207
CW Hitched or Ditched (finale) 0.4 1 0.4 1 1.033
9:30 ABC Better Off Ted 0.6 2 0.5 2 1.777
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery (repeat) 2.0 6 1.2 4 8.145
NBC Law & Order: SVU (repeat) 1.9 6 1.3 4 7.324
ABC Primetime: Family Secrets 0.9 3 0.5 2 3.530

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. 


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