americas got talent season 9 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' and 'Extreme Weight Loss' premieres up; 'I Wanna Marry Harry' downFast National ratings for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Summer TV is in full swing, with the premiere of “America’s Got Talent” Season 9 topping Tuesday night with an average of 11.9 million viewers, which is its best season premiere in three years. Also on NBC, “The Night Shift” premiere benefited from “AGT” as its lead-in, earning a solid 7.8 million viewers.

The season premiere of “Extreme Weight Loss” was up for ABC at just under 4 million viewers, and it gave a boost to “Celebrity Wife Swap,” which earned a season high in total viewers at 3.7 million.

Elsewhere, “I Wanna Marry Harry” fell from its already-low season premiere a week ago, earning just 1.2 million viewers and nearly getting beaten by a CW rerun.

NBC was tops on the night with 10.5 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/10 share in households, followed by CBS’ reruns at 7.5 million, 5.1/8. ABC was third at 3.8 million and a 2.5/4, FOX was fourth with 1.3 million and a 0.9/1 and The CW was fifth with 1 million, 0.7/1

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC also dominated the night with a 2.5, followed by ABC (1.2), CBS (1.1), FOX (0.5) and The CW (0.3).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” season premiere (11.4 million, 6.6/11)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun (9.3 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: “Extreme Weight Loss” season premiere (3.8 million viewers, 2.5/4 households)
FOX: “Riot” (1.4 million, 0.9/2)
The CW: “The Originals” rerun (948,000, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.7)

9 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” season premiere (12.4 million, 7.1/11)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (7.8 million, 5.3/8)
ABC: “Extreme Weight Loss” season premiere (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: “I Wanna Marry Harry” (1.2 million, 0.9/1)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader:
“America’s Got Talent” (3.2)

10 p.m.

NBC: “The Night Shift” series premiere (7.8 million, 4.9/8)
CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (5.3 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “Celebrity Wife Swap” (3.7 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: “The Night Shift” (1.6)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."