9:55am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Person of Interest' Flat in Finale, 'Uncle Buck' Dips
Tuesday night belonged to NBC, with America's Got Talent more than doubling any other broadcast effort for the night.
The competition averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49, off three-tenths of a point from last week, and a robust 11.5 million viewers. Nothing else even came close, with the No. 2 status for the night going to lead-out Maya & Marty. The variety show, also off from the previous week, pulled a 1.1 rating in the key demo.
ABC's Uncle Buck took a steep drop in its second outing. Without an original lead-in, the summer comedy slipped five-tenths of a point to a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. To Tell the Truth also was down in its second Tuesday, though by not as much, pulling a 1.0 rating in the key demo as well.
Person of Interest signed off on CBS after five seasons. Keeping in line with its entire abbreviated run this spring/summer, the drama concluded with a steady 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.
Fox also aired originals on Wednesday, with Hotel Hell (0.8 adults) and Coupled (0.5 adults) both putting out new episodes.