Fox and NBC in Tight Race as Reality Rules Tuesday Ratings

Aug 3, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Fox eked out a narrow win in adults 18-49 while NBC claimed a solid lead in total viewers Tuesday night, as the two networks’ reality lineups battled to a split decision, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

Fox wound up with a 2.5 average rating for prime time in the 18-49 demo, just ahead of NBC’s 2.4 average. Trailing were ABC (1.6), Univision (1.4) and CBS (1.3). NBC won total viewers with an average of 9.3 million, well ahead of CBS’s 7.4 million, Fox’s 6.0 million, ABC’s 5.1 million and Univision’s 3.3 million.

At 8 p.m. Fox’s "Hell’s Kitchen" was tops with a 2.6 in the 18-49 demographic, ahead of ABC’s "Wipeout" with a 2.0. NBC’s "It’s Worth What?" settled for a 1.2 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

At 9 p.m. hour one of NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" earned a 2.9 in the 18-49 demo, while Fox’s "MasterChef" netted a 2.4 in the same demo. ABC’s premiere of the game show "Take the Money & Run" hung onto most of its “Wipeout” lead-in with a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

Hour two of "America’s Got Talent" at 10 p.m. rose to a 3.0 in the 18-49 demographic, while ABC’s "Combat Hospital" struggled along with a 1.0 in the 18-49 demo.

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