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masterchef ratings sep 4 TV ratings: 'Masterchef' cooks up a demo win Tuesday while 'America's Got Talent' leads in viewersFast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012

“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef” carried FOX to the top of the adults 18-49 ratings Tuesday night, while “America’s Got Talent” captured the total-viewer crown for NBC. “AGT” was down from last week, though.

The three-network coverage of the Democratic National Convention at 10 p.m. was about even in viewers with the Republican convention a week before.

NBC scored 7.5 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/7 share in households for the night. FOX (6.3 million, 3.7/6) came in second, beating out CBS (5.8 million, 3.9/6). ABC was off the pace in fourth, drawing 2.7 million viewers and a 1.9/3. The CW averaged a little more than 640,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

FOX led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.6 rating. NBC took second with a 1.9. None of the other networks made it to a 1.0 rating, with CBS scoring a 0.9, ABC a 0.7 and The CW a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (8.3 million viewers, 5.1/8 households)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun (7.9 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (6.05 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (3.7 million, 2.7/4)/”Last Man Standing” rerun (2.95 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (819,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.5) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (8.9 million, 5.4/8)
FOX: “Masterchef” (6.5 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (6.2 million, 4.2/6)
ABC: “Happy Endings” rerun (2.35 million, 1.7/3)/”Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23″ rerun (1.9 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: “The Next” rerun (469,000, 0.3/0) 18-49 leader: “Masterchef” (2.7) 10 p.m. NBC: Democratic National Convention (5.3 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: Democratic National Convention (3.2 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: Democratic National Convention (2.6 million, 1.9/3) 18-49 leader: NBC (1.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable