10:56am PT by Philiana Ng
TV Ratings: 'The Voice,' 'America's Got Talent' Power NBC to Tuesday Victory
NBC's The Voice and America's Got Talent continued atop the ratings on Tuesday.
The rookie singing competition series from Mark Burnett The Voice (11.97 million total viewers, 4.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic) dominated its 9 to 11 p.m. time period, ranking as the night's highest-rated programming. Additionally, America's Got Talent (11.95 million, 3.2) won its 8 p.m. time slot, powering NBC to the nightly win in viewers (11.9 million) and the demo (3.9).
Fox's MasterChef (4.1 million, 1.8) slipped 5 percent compared to the previous week, but was a steady No. 2 at 8 p.m. behind Talent.
ABC launched its three-hour Tuesday summer block, with the season premiere of Wipeout (5.3 million, 1.7) slipping a whopping 45 percent from last summer's premiere at 8 p.m. New reality series 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (5.5 million, 1.9) debuted to steady numbers from last year's Downfall launch. The premiere of summer drama Combat Hospital (5.3 million, 1.2) sank 37 percent from last year, when Rookie Blue debuted.
Ratings Bottom Line: NBC dominates again with the one-two punch of The Voice and America's Got Talent.
Total viewers winner: America's Got Talent (NBC), 11.97 million
18-49 demo winner: America's Got Talent (NBC), 3.2
Total viewers winner: The Voice (NBC), 12.1 million
18-49 demo winner: The Voice (NBC), 4.2
Total viewers winner: The Voice (NBC), 11.5 million
18-49 demo winner: The Voice (NBC), 4.4