TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' tops Tuesday, in line with pre-Olympics numbers
"America's Got Talent" returned from its Olympics hiatus to claim Tuesday's top spot in the Nielsen ratings, with no dropoff from its last pre-Olympics airing. That was enough to carry NBC to a win for the night.
Elsewhere, FOX's "Hotel Hell" improved on its adults 18-49 numbers from Monday's premiere. ABC's "NY Med" and The CW's "The L.A. Complex" bounced back a little after getting hammered by the Olympics the past two weeks.
NBC averaged 7.9 million viewers and a 4.7 rating/8 share in households in primetime, topping second-place CBS (6.5 million, 4.4/7) by a comfortable margin. FOX (5.4 million, 3.2/5) came in third. ABC finished fourth with 3 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW delivered about 650,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.
The adults 18-49 race was closer, but NBC still finished on top with a 2.3 rating. FOX was right behind with a 2.2. CBS, 1.1, came in third in the demographic, followed by ABC, 0.8, and The CW, 0.3.