masterchef ratngs aug 28 TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' dips and 'Masterchef' leads in 18 49 TuesdayFast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

“America’s Got Talent” was still the most-watched show on TV Tuesday night, but its ratings were down some from last week. The dip allowed FOX’s “Masterchef,” which was up over last week, to claim the top spot among adults 18-49 for the night.

ABC, CBS and NBC all covered the Republican National Convention at 10 p.m., with NBC drawing the biggest audience of the three.

NBC led the pack in total viewers, averaging 8.15 million and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in primetime. CBS (6.2 million, 4.1/7) finished second, and FOX (5 million, 2.9/5) came in third. ABC had a pretty soft night with just 2.5 million viewers and a 1.8/3. The CW drew 650,000 people and a 0.4/1.

FOX’s 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 edged NBC’s 2.0 for the top spot in the demographic. CBS was a point behind second with a 1.0. ABC posted a 0.6 and The CW a 0.2.

]]>8 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (9 million viewers, 5.5/9 households)
CBS: “NCIS” rerun (8.2 million, 5.4/9)
FOX: “Masterchef” rerun (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: “The Middle” rerun (3.4 million, 2.5/4)/”Last Man Standing” rerun (3.05 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” rerun (735,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.2) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (10.1 million, 5.9/9)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (7.2 million, 4.7/7)
FOX: “Masterchef” (6.5 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: “Happy Endings” rerun (2.2 million, 1.6/2)/”Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23″ rerun (1.8 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “The Next” rerun (566,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “Masterchef” (2.8) 10 p.m. NBC: Republican National Convention (5.4 million, 3.4/5)
CBS: Republican National Convention (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
ABC: Republican National Convention (2.3 million, 1.8/3) 18-49 leader: NBC (1.3) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter