TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' up Tuesday, 'Extreme Weight Loss' gains in finale

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agt-8-sept-3-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Original shows on the broadcast networks were mostly up Tuesday compared to a week ago, signaling that TV viewers might be gearing up for the fall season.

"America's Got Talent" was up in both viewers and adults 18-49 over last Tuesday's show. The season finale of "Extreme Weight Loss" scored its biggest total audience since its premiere in May, and "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" edged up as well.

NBC led the pack Tuesday with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households. CBS (7 million, 4.7/8) was a close second in the overall race. FOX (4.1 million, 2.7/4) came in third. ABC finished fourth with 3.7 million viewers and a 2.5/4, and The CW (1.6 million, 0.9/1) trailed.

NBC had a wider lead in the 18-49 demographic, scoring a 1.9 rating to second-place FOX's 1.3. ABC took third with a 1.1, followed by CBS, 0.9, and The CW, 0.6.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"NCIS" rerun (8.8 million viewers, 6.0/10 households)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.2 million, 2.7/4)
ABC: "Extreme Weight Loss" season finale (3.9 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" rerun (3.5 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (2.4 million, 1.3/2)/"Whose Line" rerun (2.05 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader:
"So You Think You Can Dance" (1.3)

9 p.m.

"America's Got Talent" (8.6 million, 5.1/8)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (6.6 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.1 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "Extreme Weight Loss" season finale (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "Capture" (920,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (2.1)

10 p.m.

"America's Got Talent" (9.3 million, 5.6/9)
CBS: "Person of Interest" rerun (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: "Body of Proof" rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (2.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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