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Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009

"America's Got Talent" expanded to two hours Tuesday night, leading NBC to a ratings victory along the way.

NBC drew 10.8 million viewers and a 6.6 rating/12 share in households for the night to lead the Nielsen ratings by a wide margin. It brought in about 4 million more viewers than second-place CBS (6.8 million, 4.5/8). FOX (5.3 million, 3.2/6) came in third. ABC was fourth with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.9/3. The CW trailed brought up the rear with just under a million viewers and a 0.7/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 2.9 rating beat FOX's 2.5 for the top spot. CBS took third at 1.7. ABC earned a 1.0 and The CW a 0.4.

Here's the hour-by-hour breakdown.

8 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS" rerun (9.4 million viewers, 6.2/11)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (7.2 million, 4.6/8)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (6.5 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: "The Superstars" (2.9 million, 2.0/4)
The CW: "90210" rerun (893,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (3.1)

9 p.m.

NBC: "America's Got Talent" (12.5 million, 7.6/13)
CBS: "Big Brother 11" (6.6 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "More to Love" (4.1 million, 2.6/4)
ABC: "The Superstars" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)/"Scrubs" (1.7 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: "Hitched or Ditched" (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (3.3)

10 p.m.

NBC: "America's Got Talent" (12.8 million, 7.7/14)
CBS: "Medium" rerun (4.3 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Primetime: Family Secrets" (3.3 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (3.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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