urx unit loader TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' drops but still tops Tuesday
americas-got-talent-july-17-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The ratings for “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday dipped some from last week’s numbers, but the NBC show was still the night’s most-watched program. FOX grabbed the nightly title in adults 18-49, however, thanks to steady performances by “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef.”

NBC led Tuesday’s pack with 8.2 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households. CBS (6.2 million, 4.2/7) edged FOX (6.1 million, 3.5/6) for second in viewers. ABC came in fourth with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW (811,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

FOX’s 2.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic was good enough to win. NBC took second with a 2.2. ABC, 1.2, snagged third, followed by CBS, 1.0, and The CW, 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (9.6 million viewers, 5.8/10 households)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun (7.2 million, 4.8/8)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (6 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “Wipeout” (4.6 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (961,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.4) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (10.5 million, 6.3/10)
FOX: “Masterchef” (6.1 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
ABC: “Trust Us With Your Life” (2.7 million, 1.5/2)
The CW: “The L.A. Complex” (660,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.8) 10 p.m. CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “NY Med” (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: “Love in the Wild” (4.35 million, 2.7/5) 18-49 leader: “Love in the Wild” (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