food-fighters-july-29-14-ratings.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NBC coasted to a ratings win Tuesday night, with “America’s Got Talent” holding even with last week and episode 2 of “Food Fighters” growing from its premiere. The culinary competition was up three tenths of a point in adults 18-49.

Also Tuesday, “Extreme Weight Loss” and the finale of “Celebrity Wife Swap” ticked up for ABC. CBS, FOX and The CW aired all-rerun lineups.

NBC drew 8.6 million viewers and a 5.0 rating/9 share in households for the night, easily beating the 6.4 million viewers and 4.2/7 for No. 2 CBS. ABC (3.4 million, 2.3/4) came in third. FOX (1.3 million, 0.9/2) took fourth, and The CW (794,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

NBC won the adults 18-49 title as well, scoring a 2.0 rating in the demographic. ABC finished second with a 1.0. CBS posted a 0.9, FOX a 0.6 and The CW a 0.3.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” rerun (8.3 million viewers, 5.5/10 households)
NBC: “Food Fighters” (4.8 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: “Extreme Weight Loss” (3.7 million, 2.5/5)
FOX: “Family Guy” rerun (1.75 million, 1.2/2)/”Brooklyn Nine-Nine” rerun (1.15 million, 0.8/1)
The CW: “Arrow” rerun (945,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Food Fighters” (1.3)

9 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (10.2 million, 5.8/10)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (6.4 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: “Extreme Weight Loss” (3.7 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: “New Girl” rerun (1 million, 0.7/1)/”The Mindy Project” rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (643,000, 0.4/1)

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

10 p.m.

NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (10.9 million, 6.3/11)
CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: “Celebrity Wife Swap” season finale (2.8 million, 1.9/3)

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