TV Ratings: Jenny McCarthy Doesn't Boost 'Love in the Wild'

NBC's slightly revamped dating series premiered to modest growth from the most recent finale but was down from last summer's debut, while a strong "America's Got Talent" secured the network's Tuesday win.
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After kicking off the night with a strong America's Got Talent (up a tenth of a point from Monday with a 3.4 rating with adults 18-49), NBC premiered the second season of Love in the Wild to decent results. The two-hour broadcast featuring new host Jenny McCarthy was up 14 percent from last summer's finale -- but down 27 percent from the series premiere. It averaged a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, winning the 10 p.m. hour. NBC averaged a 2.2 adults rating and 7.4 million viewers.

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Fox served up another double dose of Gordon Ramsay with Hell's Kitchen and MasterChef. Both series dropped from their Monday premieres, and Hell's Kitchen was down 16 percent from last summer's Tuesday debut; MasterChef was up 11 percent, year-over-year. Both series pulled a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, earning the network second place in the demo and 4.8 million viewers for the night.

Following two encores of Last Man Standing, ABC News continued its Jubilee coverage with Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration With Katie Couric. The 20/20 special was even with last week's Jubilee special, earning a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC averaged a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 for the night and 5.6 million viewers.

CBS' block of repeats tied ABC's demo showing, earning a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.2 million viewers for the night. On The CW, The Catalina duplicated its premiere performance of a 0.3 adults rating.

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