The revamped "America's Got Talent" climbed to match its season high and pushed NBC to an overall victory Tuesday evening, while ABC's "Cougar Town" ended its network run with a modest increase, according to preliminary numbers.
NBC took first place in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic with an average 2.3 rating/7 share and second in total viewers with 7.5 million. Following an "America's Got Talent" repeat at 8 p.m., a new episode the following hour climbed 12 percent from last week to match a season high of 3.7/10. It was the night's best showing in the demo. The show also had 11.3 million total viewers. A "Grimm" repeat followed.
CBS came in a distant second place in ratings but eked out first place in total viewers with an average 1.4/4 and 7.6 million. The network ran repeats, aside from "48 Hours Mystery" at 10, which posted a 1.4/4 and drew 6 million total viewers.
ABC took third place in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.3/4 and 5.7 million. The network finale of "Cougar Town," which moves to TBS next season, jumped 20 percent from a series low last week, posting a 1.2/4. It pulled 3.5 million total viewers. The 20/20 special "The Real Queen by her Own Royal Family" at 9 drew a 1.3/4 and 6.9 million total viewers.
Univision came in fourth in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.2/3 and 3.2 million.
Fox, which took fifth place in ratings and total viewers with an average 1.0/3 and 2.3 million, ran repeats throughout the night.