9:46am PT by Philiana Ng
TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Tops Competition
NBC's America's Got Talent (11.2 million total viewers, 3.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic) dominated the competition, even though it dipped 17 percent and was the season's lowest-rated Tuesday telecast.
At 8 p.m., It's Worth What? (5.4 million, 1.4) sank 26 percent from the previous week. Talent powered NBC to tie for first place in the key demo with Fox, averaging a 2.5 for the night. For total tune-in, NBC was the most-watched network on Tuesday, drawing 9.3 million in primetime.
Fox's Hell's Kitchen (5.9 million, 2.6) topped its 8 p.m. time period in the 18-49 and 18-34 demos, rising 4 percent from last week. MasterChef (5.8 million, 2.4) also improved 9 percent, matching its highest-rated episode in the key demo and posting highest viewer tune-in this season.
ABC placed a distant third in the ad-coveted demo, with a rerun of Wipeout (4.9 million, 1.3), the finale of 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show (4.4 million, 1.4) and a new episode of Combat Hospital (3.8 million, 0.9), which rose 13 percent.
CBS aired repeats of NCIS and NCIS: LA before 48 Hours Mystery (5.4 million, 1.0). The CW aired repeats.