americas-got-talent-ratings-june-26-12.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

“America’s Got Talent” scored its best ratings in several weeks on Tuesday night, helping NBC score an total-viewer win in primetime. The Olympic swimming trials also posted good numbers for NBC, while “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Masterchef” kept FOX competitive in adults 18-49.

NBC averaged 7.8 million viewers and a 4.8 rating/8 share in households for the evening, topping CBS’ 6.7 million and 4.5/8. FOX (5.3 million, 3.2/5) came in third. ABC (2.6 million, 1.8/3) took fourth with a night of repeats. The CW drew a paltry 436,000 viewers and a 0.3/1.

FOX and NBC tied for the lead in the 18-49 demographic, each posting a 2.2 rating. CBS came in third with a rating half as big (1.1), while ABC, 0.7, and The CW, 0.2, trailed.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” rerun (7.9 million viewers, 5.3/9 households)
NBC: Olympic trials – swimming (6.95 million, 4.4/8)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (5.35 million, 3.1/6)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” reruns – two episodes (3.55 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “The Catalina” (570,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.2) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (11.5 million, 6.9/11)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (6.4 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: “Masterchef” (5.3 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” rerun (2 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: “The L.A. Complex” rerun (303,000, 0.2/0) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (3.2) 10 p.m. CBS: “48 Hours Mystery” (5.7 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: “Love in the Wild” (5 million, 3.2/5)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” rerun (2.1 million, 1.6/3) 18-49 leader: “Love in the Wild” (1.6) 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