9:18am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Talent' and Gordon Ramsay Take Tuesday, Olympic Trials Stay Strong
NBC and Fox enjoyed another shared victory among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night, both posting a 2.2 rating in the key demo.
The Olympic trials, seeing some of the strongest total audience numbers since 2000, started the night with a 1.9 adults rating on NBC, before leading into a buoyant America's Got Talent -- up 7 percent for a 3.2 rating with 18-49-ers -- and Love in the Wild. The dating competition grew 23 percent for a 1.6 in the demo. NBC earned 7.8 million viewers for the night.
On Fox, Hell's Kitchen was steady with last Tuesday's 2.2 rating with adults 18-49, while MasterChef was up a tenth of a point for a 2.2 as well. The block brought in 5.3 million viewers.
Pulling ahead of the remaining broadcast networks' encores, Univision placed third in the demo with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and 3.4 million viewers.
CBS repeats brought the network a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers, while ABC's encores averaged a 0.7 adults rating and 2.6 million viewers. The CW brought in just a 0.2 rating with 18-49-ers and 436,000 viewers.