Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/8 2.2/6 1.5/5 1.2/3 1.0/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.6/5 1.6/5 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.063 8.158 3.906 4.019 6.169 0.811


FOX was the number one network in adults 18-49, but NBC won the night in total viewers.

On FOX, the  Hell’s Kitchen scored a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating , up four tenths from its last Tuesday original two weeks ago, which earned a 2.0 rating. Tuesday original two weeks ago. MasterChef earned a 2.5 rating, up five tenths from the 2.0 its last Tuesday original earned.

On NBC America’s Got Talent earned a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths  from last week’s 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Love in the Wild garnered  a 1.3 rating, up a tenth from from last week’s 1.2 rating.

On ABC, Wipeout earned a series low 1.4 rating, down from last week’s 1.5 rating. Trust Us With Your Life  earned a 0.9 rating at 9:00, down two tenths from from last week’s 1.1  adults 18-49 rating, while a second episode at 9:30 PM also earned a 0.9 rating, down a tenth from last week’s 1.0 among adults 18-49. NY Med was flat with last week’s 1.2 among adults 18-49.

On the CW, The LA Complex earned a 0.3 rating, flat with its last original.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, July 17, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC America’s Got Talent Live (8-10PM) 2.6 8  10.100
FOX Hell’s Kitchen 2.4 8 5.988
ABC Wipeout 1.4 5 4.639
CBS NCIS -R 1.0 3 7.242
CW Hart of Dixie -R 0.4 1 0.961
9:00PM FOX MasterChef 2.5 7 6.138
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.0 3 5.778
ABC Trust Us With Your Life 0.9 3 2.722
CW The LA Complex 0.3 1 0.660
9:30PM ABC Trust Us With Your Life 0.9 3 2.625
10:00PM NBC Love in the Wild 1.3 4 4.352
ABC NY Med 1.2 3 4.744
CBS Person of Interest -R 1.0 3 5.488

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.5/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.0/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; “Nightline,” 0.8/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2.
  • 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” (0.9/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call 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.


NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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