'Bee' Buzz Dims, but NBC Still Wins

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tuesday's "Singing Bee" didn't have quite the sting of its premiere, but it and "America's Got Talent" still led NBC to a ratings win.

NBC scored a 6.5 rating/11 share in primetime, winning the night by a comfortable margin. ABC finished second at 4.4/8, holding off CBS' 4.2/7. FOX came in fourth at 2.7/5, and The CW managed only a 1.0/2.

The adults 18-49 demographic also went to NBC, which drew a 3.1 rating. ABC finished second at 2.4. CBS, 1.9, was third, followed by FOX, 1.5, and The CW, 0.6.

"America's Got Talent" drew a 6.3/11 for NBC at 8 p.m. An "NCIS" rerun on CBS finished second in households at 5.3/10, but the premiere of "Just for Laughs" (5.1/9) on ABC had more total viewers. "On the Lot" put FOX in fourth, beating out the 1.0/2 for a "Gilmore Girls" repeat on The CW.

At 9 p.m., the conclusion of "America's Got Talent," 7.0/12, and "The Singing Bee," 6.8/11, kept NBC in the lead, although "The Singing Bee" lost 2 million-plus viewers from its premiere last week. CBS took second with "Big Brother," 4.5/7. A "House" rerun, 3.9/7, moved FOX into third, ahead of "Shaq's Big Challenge" on ABC. The CW aired a "Beauty and the Geek" rerun.

"Law & Order: SVU," 6.3/11, completed the NBC sweep at 10 p.m. "Primetime: Family Secrets" posted a 4.7/8 for ABC, and "Pirate Master" came in at 2.9/5 for CBS.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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