FOX, NBC Share Top Honors Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006

As was the case last week, there was a three-way logjam atop the ratings Tuesday night, with CBS, FOX and NBC all getting a hand on the trophy.

FOX won the night among households with a 4.7 rating/8 share, edging CBS and NBC, which tied at 4.6/8. NBC, however, had the most total viewers with just over 7 million, with CBS (6.9 million) second and FOX (6.84 million) third. ABC came in fourth with a 3.2/6. The WB's 1.5/3 was good for fifth, topping UPN's meager 0.9/1.

CBS and NBC tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each drawing a 2.7 rating. FOX took third in the key ad demographic with a 2.2. ABC came in at 1.6, while The WB and UPN both stayed below 1.0.

"Big Brother: All-Stars" won the 8 p.m. hour for CBS with a 5.0/9, finishing a little ahead of "House," 4.8/9, on FOX. Two episodes of "According to Jim" averaged 3.4/6 for ABC. NBC's "Fear Factor" came in fourth. A "Gilmore Girls" rerun scored a 1.5/3 for The WB, beating "Veronica Mars" on UPN.

NBC moved into the lead at 9 p.m. with "Last Comic Standing," 4.8/8. A "Bones" rerun, 4.5/7, was second for FOX. "Rock Star: Supernova" delivered a 3.9/6 for CBS. Another hour of "Jim" on ABC held steady at 3.4/6. The WB aired a second "Gilmore Girls" to stay in front of UPN, which closed its night with another installment of "Veronica Mars."

At 10 p.m., "Law & Order: SVU" led the way with a 5.6/9 for NBC. CBS got a 4.8/8 from "48 Hours Mystery," and ABC's "Boston Legal" averaged 2.8/5.

  • 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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