'Talent' Tops Tuesday for NBC
NBA Finals still struggling on ABC
"America's Got Talent" stayed strong in its second week on the air, leading NBC to a ratings victory Tuesday night.
NBC earned a 7.0 rating/12 share for the night, comfortably beating CBS, 5.4/9, for the top spot. ABC finished third at 4.8/8 (its numbers may change some because of live NBA Finals coverage). FOX, 3.0/5, took fourth, and The CW was fifth at 1.1/2.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 3.5 rating snagged the top spot over ABC's 2.8. CBS, 2.0, came in third, followed by FOX, 1.7, and The CW, 0.6.
"America's Got Talent" drew a 7.0/13 at 8 p.m., holding off an "NCIS" rerun, 6.5/12, on CBS. "Fast Cars & Superstars" and the NBA Finals pre-game show put ABC in third. FOX got a 1.9/3 from "On the Lot," which was good enough to beat The CW's "Gilmore Girls" rerun, 1.3/2.
NBC stayed in front at 9 p.m. as "America's Got Talent" improved to 7.9/13. Game 3 of the NBA Finals between San Antonio and Cleveland posted a 5.1/9. "The Unit," 4.6/7, was third for CBS, beating out a "House" rerun, 4.2/7, on FOX. The CW aired a "Veronica Mars" rerun.
At 10 p.m., a "Law & Order: SVU" rerun completed an NBC sweep of the night with a 6.1/11. ABC's NBA coverage improved a little to 5.7/10, while CBS' "48 Hours Mystery" scored a 5.1/9.
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