urx unit loader Ratings: '90210' has solid opening for The CW

Tristanwilds_90210_240Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

NBC and America’s Got Talent captured the biggest overall audience on Tuesday night, but the revival of 90210 brought The CW some pretty solid demographic ratings.

NBC led the night with a 5.5 rating/9 share. FOX took second at 4.1/6, followed closely by CBS at 3.9/6. The CW drew a 3.4/5, and ABC trailed with a 2.8/4. (The CW also dominated the night in the teen and young-adult demos it targets.)

In the adults 18-49 demographic, the 90210 premiere led The CW to the top of the heap for the first time in the network’s two-year-plus history, drawing a 2.6 rating. FOX took second at 2.4, with NBC right behind at 2.3. CBS averaged 1.6 and ABC 1.5.

America’s Got Talent drew a 6.3/10 for NBC at 8 p.m. An NCIS rerun, 5.3/9, put CBS in second. Wipeout finished third for ABC. The 90210 premiere earned a 3.3/5 for The CW, although FOX’s House rerun, 3.2/5, had a few more viewers.

NBC held the lead at 9 p.m. as America’s Got Talent rose to 6.9/10. FOX moved up to second with more House, 5.0/8. Big Brother 10 was third for CBS, while 90210 improved to 3.4/5 in its second hour. ABC’s Wanna Bet? came in at 2.5/4.

Coverage of the Republican National Convention took over the airwaves at 10 p.m. NBC had the biggest broadcast-net audience with a 3.3/6, while ABC and CBS tied at 2.1/4.

Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.