RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Hits Premiere Low, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Down, ‘Voice’ Falls To New Low

It was reality Tuesday on TV last night where everything original was unscripted. Back on Tuesdays after debuting on a Monday last season, America’s Got Talent (3.1/9) returned at 9 PM for an eighth season on NBC. Featuring auditions from all over the country, the two-hour show had levitation, a 10-year old with the voice of a blues veteran, snake handling, a booty dance and new judges Mel B and Heidi Klum debuting with Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. However, with all that and with The Voice as its lead-in for the first time, AGT was still down 16% among Adults 18-49 from last year’s Season 7 premiere on May 14, 2012. While AGT was the most watched and highest rated show of the night, Tuesday’s Season 8 debut was an all time premiere low for the show. Last night’s result was a tenth behind the previous low of the 3.2 that the show’s Season 4 debut garnered on June 23, 2009. Tuesday’s AGT did see a small rise in total viewership from last season’s debut, up 6% with 11.102 million watching. Back to an hour, The Voice (3.0/11) saw Team Blake lose a member as the contestants were trimmed down to five heading into the semi-finals. The 8 PM show slipped 6% from its live original at 9 PM last week to hit a Tuesday results show low. With 10.926 million watching, NBC topped the night in total viewers and among Adults 18-49.

Over on Fox, So You Think You Can Dance (1.6/5) was in Memphis for more auditions with Wayne Brady joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as a guest judge. The two-hour fourth show of SYTCD’s 10th season stumbled 16% from its May 28 show.

It was the second week of the third season of Extreme Weight Loss (1.0/3) last night. The ABC show was down 17% from its May 28 debut. Brooklyn D.A. (0.8/2) was the only original on CBS on Tuesday. Facing the second hour of AGT, the second episode of the six-part docu-series was down a hard 20% from its soft debut ratings of last week.

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