NBC's got viewers, demo with two-hour 'Talent'


NEW YORK -- A two-hour "America's Got Talent" gave NBC a second Tuesday win in a row.

"Talent" drew 11.8 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/12 share in the adults 18-49 demographic between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. It was the top show in viewership and the demographic.

That was the network's highest ratings in the time period since December 2005, though down from last week's 9 p.m.-11 p.m. premiere (13 million, 4.3/12). "Talent" improved hour-to-hour from 10 million at 8 p.m. to 12.9 million at 9:30 p.m. and from a 3.2/11 to 4.3/12.

ABC averaged 8 million viewers and a 3.2/9 in adults 18-49 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. for the NBA finals. Fox's "On the Lot" averaged 2.8 million viewers and a 1.2/4, down from last week's 3.2 million and 1.4/5.

Nightly averages: NBC (10.8 million, 3.5/11); CBS (8 million, 2.0/6); ABC (7 million, 2.8/8); Fox (4.6 million, 1.7/5); and the CW (1.6 million, 0.6/2).