food-fighters-premiere-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

“America’s Got Talent” moved back an hour to 9 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday and saw its ratings improve over last week’s All-Star Game-induced lows. It also led NBC to an easy across-the-board win for the night.

The premiere of “Food Fighters,” however, was not as strong. NBC’s cooking competition opened to mediocre numbers, although it did grow some in its second half-hour. ABC had the night’s only other first-run shows: “Extreme Weight Loss” was flat vs. last week, and “Celebrity Wife Swap” dipped a little.

NBC drew 8.4 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/9 share in households for the night, beating second-place CBS (6.7 million, 4.5/8) by a comfortable margin. ABC (3.2 million, 2.1/4) was a fairly distant third. FOX (1.25 million, 0.8/1) took fourth, and The CW (755,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

NBC scored a 2.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic — and was the only network to get above a 1.0 in the demo. ABC took second with a 0.9, followed by CBS, 0.8; FOX, 0.5; and The CW, 0.3.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” rerun (8.6 million viewers, 5.7/10 households)
NBC: “Food Fighters” series premiere (4.55 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “Extreme Weight Loss” (3.4 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (1.9 million, 1.1/2)/”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1)
The CW: “Arrow” rerun (847,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: Tie – “NCIS” and “Food Fighters” (1.0)

9 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (10 million, 5.7/10)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (6.5 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: “Extreme Weight Loss” (3.4 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: “The Mindy Project” reruns – two episodes (966,000, 0.6/1)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (682,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.4)

10 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (10.6 million, 6.1/11)
CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (5 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “Celebrity Wife Swap” (2.7 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.4)

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

Posted by:Rick Porter