TV Ratings: NBC wins Tuesday, 'MasterChef' makes strong summer debut

gordon-ramsay-tuesday-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gordon Ramsay's "MasterChef" gets the summer's highest premiere ratings of any new series, but NBC wins the night -- despite totally tanking with its new Tony Robbins series.

First place NBC averaged 7.4 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share, slighting edging out CBS's 7.2 million and 4.9/9. ABC placed third with 6.1 million and a 3.5/6, followed by FOX (6 million, 3.5/6) and The CW (774,000, 0.5/1).

FOX's 2.8 demo rating was way ahead of ABC's 2.0. They were followed by NBC (1.9), CBS, (1.2) and The CW (0.3).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS" rerun (9.6 million, 6.4/12)
ABC: "Wipeout" rerun (7.2 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (6.2 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: "Breakthrough With Tony Robbins" (3.1million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hilll" rerun (834,000 million, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (2.8)

9 p.m.

NBC: "America's Got Talent" (8.7 million, 5.1/9)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (7.2 million, 4.8/8)
ABC: "Wipeout" rerun (6.7 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "MasterChef" (5.7 million, 3.3/6)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" rerun (713,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "MasterChef" (2.7)

10 p.m.

NBC: "America's Got Talent" (10.2 million, 6.0/10)
CBS: "The Good Wife" rerun (4.9 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.6 million, 2.9/5)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (2.8)

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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