katie-couric-prince-william-2020-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Facing less competition now that the main TV season has ended, “America’s Got Talent” posted its best ratings this year on Tuesday night, leading NBC to a victory among adults 18-49.

Elsewhere, ABC got solid numbers for a “20/20” special on Queen Elizabeth II, and “Cougar Town” ended its run on the network with a small bump over its most recent airing. The CW’s new unscripted series “The Catalina” didn’t make much noise, falling just short of a million viewers.

CBS led the night in viewers with 7.6 million and a 5.0 rating/8 share in households. NBC (7.5 million, 4.6/7) finished a close second, and ABC took third with 5.7 million viewers and a 4.0/6. FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/2) came in fourth. The CW averaged 810,00 viewers and a 0.5/1.

NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating. CBS grabbed second with a 1.4, followed by ABC at 1.3. FOX scored a 1.0 in the demo and The CW a 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” rerun (10 million viewers, 6.6/11 households)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (7.25 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “Cougar Town” season finale (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: “New Girl” reruns – two episodes (2.3 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: “The Catalina” series premiere (994,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (2.0) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” (11.3 million, 6.7/10)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (6.8 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: “20/20” special – “The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric” (6.1 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: “New Girl” reruns – two episodes (2.2 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: “The L.A. Complex” (627,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (3.7) 10 p.m. ABC: “20/20” special – “The Jubilee Queen with Katie Couric” (7.6 million, 5.4/9)
CBS: “48 Hours Mystery” (6 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: “Grimm” rerun (3.8 million, 2.3/4) 18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.5)

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