NBC’s America’s Got Talent rose vs. last week and was the highest rated show for adults 18-49 on Tuesday, but weighed down by the slipping Losing It With Jillian, NBC’s average for the night was topped by Fox and Hell’s Kitchen.

America’s Got Talent rose 10% vs. last week to a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating to be the best rated show on the night, but at 8pm Losing It With Jillian continued to fade, down 14% to a a series low 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen rose 4% vs. last week to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating which was enough to put Fox’s nightly average rating on top.

The season “premiere” of ABC’s Wipeout scored a nice 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, that’s even with the Wipeout “sneak preview” two weeks ago. The series premiere of Downfall notched a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. The retentionistas will whine about it, but if it can hold that rating going forward, I’m sure ABC will be quite pleased. The premiere of Primetime: Mind Games did a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating which was up two tenths of a point from the premiere of the semi-comparable Primetime: Family Secrets last summer.

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, in household results: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (3.2/8) topped CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.5/6) and ABC’s combo of “Nightline” (2.9/7) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.3/4 with an encore telecast).
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, in adult 18-49 results: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (1.1/5) beat “Late Show” (0.6/3) and “Nightline” (0.9/4) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (0.5/3 with an encore).
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 ABC Wipeout (premiere) 2.9 10 8.968
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.6 9 5.684
CBS NCIS (repeat) 1.3 5 9.136
NBC Losing It With Jillian 1.1 4 3.660
CW One Tree Hill (repeat) 0.4 1 0.897
8:30 ABC Wipeout (premiere) 3.3 11 10.029
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.8 9 5.994
CBS NCIS (repeat) 1.6 5 10.087
NBC Losing It With Jillian 1.2 4 3.836
CW One Tree Hill (repeat) 0.3 1 0.706
9:00 FOX Hell’s Kitchen 3.0 9 6.281
NBC America’s Got Talent 2.7 8 9.862
ABC Downfall (premiere) 2.2 7 6.452
CBS NCIS:LA (repeat) 1.4 4 8.064
CW Life Unexpected (repeat) 0.3 1 0.708
9:30 NBC America’s Got Talent 3.2 9 11.417
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 3.0 9 6.410
ABC Downfall (premiere) 1.8 5 5.262
CBS NCIS:LA (repeat) 1.4 4 8.126
CW Life Unexpected (repeat) 0.2 1 0.756
10:00 NBC America’s Got Talent 3.7 11 12.112
ABC Primetime: Mind Games (premiere) 1.3 4 3.876
CBS The Good Wife (repeat) 1.1 3 5.721
10:30 NBC America’s Got Talent 3.6 11 12.197
ABC Primetime: Mind Games (premiere) 1.3 4 3.887
CBS The Good Wife (repeat) 1.0 3 5.683

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


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