8:53am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' Premiere Dips, Tops 'Voice' Lead-In
Fast National returns give NBC solid victories in both adults 18-49 (3.1 rating) and total viewers (10.9 million) on Monday night -- with the premiere of America's Got Talent eclipsing The Voice to be the top show of the night.
A one-hour Voice (3.0 adults) was down two tenths of a point from last week for a Tuesday series low. And at 9 p.m., the two-hour launch of America's Got Talent (3.1 adults) came in six tenths of a point short of last summer's opener. Still, the first episode featuring new judges Melanie Brown and Heidi Klum was up 29 percent from the last finale.
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So You Think You Can Dance took dip on Fox, falling three tenths of a point to a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and an average 4.4 million viewers.
Encores of NCIS and NCIS: LA led into a downward Brooklyn D.A. (0.8 adults) on CBS. The new unscripted series was down two tenths of a point from last week's premiere. CBS averaged a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers.
Extreme Weight Loss (1.0 adults) was also down. The ABC series dropped two tenths of a point in its two-hour episode, giving the network an average 0.9 rating with in the key demo and 4 million viewers for the night.
The CW, in encores, averaged a 0.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 578,000 viewers.
Univision pulled a 1.3 adults rating and 3.4 million viewers.