May 30, 2012 8:56am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Ties Season High, 'Cougar Town' Quietly Ends ABC Run
NBC had an easy Tuesday against a slew of encores, making room for America's Got Talent to match its highest rating of the season among adults 18-49.
The one-hour broadcast, which aired after a repeat, posted a 3.7 rating in the demo. That's a 12 percent bump from the most recent episode and the same score as the May 14 premiere. After Talent, NBC aired another encore of Grimm, seemingly testing the waters on a few nights and pulling in a solid 1.3 adults rating. The network averaged a 2.3 rating with 18-49-ers and 7.5 million viewers.
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Encores of NCIS and NCIS: LA led into an episode of 48 Hours Mystery on CBS. The newsmagazine pulled a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, helping push the network to that same demo score for the night and 7.6 million viewers.
ABC had the night's only original block with back-to-back episodes of Cougar Town and the ABC News special The Real Queen by Her Own Royal Family. The Courteney Cox comedy, now headed to TBS after shrinking ratings during the course of its third season, managed to rebound slightly from its recent season low and earned a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. The Real Queen earned a 1.3 in the demo, helping the network to a 1.3 adults rating for the night and 5.7 million viewers.
New Girl repeats blanketed Fox, each pulling a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and giving the network 2.3 million viewers.
The CW premiered The Catalina to a lackluster 0.3 rating with adults 18-49, tying The L.A. Complex.