TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' down but still leads Tuesday, 'Hell's Kitchen' steady

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, July 19, 2011The second night of "Hell's Kitchen" held onto all the audience it drew on Monday. The same could not be said of "America's Got Talent," which fell some from last week's ratings but nonetheless led NBC to a victory Tuesday night. The premiere of "It's Worth What?" drew so-so numbers for the Peacock.NBC scored 10.5 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/10 share among households for the evening, easily beating the 7.9 million viewers and 5.2/9 for CBS. FOX (5.6 million, 3.2/5) came in third, followed by ABC (4.7 million, 2.8/5). The CW was a non-factor with 630,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.The Peacock also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.8 rating. FOX finished second with a 2.3. CBS, 1.4, edged ABC, 1.3, for third. The CW drew a 0.2....

The Silhouettes Tribute to America on 'America's Got Talent (VIDEO)

Did The Silhouettes just secure themselves a place in the next round of 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC)? They closed the show with a tribute to America, and it never hurts to play the patriotic card on a reality competition show like this. That's not to take away a single thing from the clever dance troupe. They use shadow imagery to spotlight both dance and create imagery by coming together like a multi-body hand puppet. This week, those images included many familiar and famous American images. Most of the images were so strong, we don't even think they needed the follow-up photograph to show us what they were creating, but the New York skyline was particularly poignant with the twin towers of light shining through.

TV ratings: 'America's Got Talent' falls but still leads Wednesday

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 13, 2011The first eliminations on "America's Got Talent" didn't pull in the ratings the show has earned in recent weeks, but it was still the night's top show. It was not however, big enough to give NBC a win in the prime-time race.That honor went to CBS, which averaged 7.05 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households to NBC's 6.95 million and 4.4/7. FOX (5.5 million, 3.6/6) came in third. ABC took fourth with 3.6 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and The CW trailed with 770,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.There was a three-way tie at the top of the adults 18-49 ratings, with CBS, FOX and NBC all scoring a 1.9 rating in the demographic. ABC posted a 1.2 and The CW a 0.3....

'America's Got Talent' Results: Which Four Acts Made It Through? (VIDEO)

This week saw twelve acts perform on 'America's Got Talent' (Wed. 9PM ET on NBC), but only four could go onto the semifinals. The acts were as varied as they were talented, including two that irritated Piers Morgan to no end: Those Funny Little People and comedian J. Chris Newberg. But the judges were united in their support of 11-year old singing phenom Anna Graceman, who wowed again with her rendition of Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World.' Also a hit with the judges were the dangerous acts Fearless Flores Family and Sandou Russian Bar Trio, and dancers Snap Boogie and Miami All-Stars. But who got through?

'America's Got Talent': Miami All-Stars vs. The Fiddleheads for the last spot

It's time to eliminate our first acts from the live American public voting on "America's Got Talent." The 12 acts from last night will be whittled down to four, with the Top 3 from the American public's vote going through and the fourth spot being the judges' choice.The first group brought down for the results are the Fearless Flores Family, Duo Aero and Snap Boogie. I predict Snap Boogie is the one who is safe - and he is. Congrats, Snap. Good for him.Um, I will not be recapping the shilling for "It's Worth WHAT?", the Orville Lounge or Avril Lavigne. Sorry to disappoint you.The next acts brought down are Squonk Opera, Sandou Trio Russian bar and J. Chris Newberg. Well, Sandou Trio should advance, though I'm slightly bummed about Newberg. But not really that bummed. And of course Sandou Trio advances.The ext group is Dezmond Meeks, Echo the bird and Anna Graceman. This is...

TV Ratings: 'America's Got Talent' delivers another win for NBC

Fast national ratings for Tuesday, July 12, 2011."America's Got Talent's" eclectic mix of acts managed to snag Tuesday's highest ratings, baseball's annual All-Star Game came in a close second for FOX. NBC averaged 11.5 million viewers and a 6.7 rating/11 share for the evening. FOX came in second (10 million, 6.2/10), while CBS (7.3 million, 4.9/8) and ABC (4.5 million, 2.7/5) came in significantly behind. The CW averaged just 637,000 viewers for the night and a 0.4 rating/1 share.NBC was also the evening's 18-49 winner, pulling a 3.1 rating in that demographic.Tuesday hour-by-hour8 p.m.FOX: All-Star Baseball (9.5 million, 5.9/10)NBC: "America's Got Talent" (7 million, 4.4/8)CBS: "NCIS" re-run (8.6 million, 5.8/10)ABC: "Wipeout" re-run (5.4 million, 3.1/5)The CW: "One Tree Hill" re-run (712,000, 0.5/1)18-49 leader: All-Star Baseball (2.6)9 p.m.NBC: "America's Got Talent" (13.5 million, 7.8/13)FOX: All-Star Baseball (10.6 million, 6.5/11)CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles re-run (7.3 million, 4.9/8)ABC: "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" (4.5 million, 2.6/4)The...

Sandou Russian Bar Trio Ups the Danger and Wows on 'America's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

The quarterfinals are underway, with the first of four groups of contestants competing on 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 9PM ET on NBC) this week. One of the most mesmerizing groups in the earlier rounds of auditions has been Sandou Russian Bar Trio. The balance that it takes to perform those flips on a bar held by two men is just astonishing, though we found ourselves starting to wonder if you could build an act around it ... and if she could jump facing the other way. Nevertheless, they added a bed of nails and ultimately fire beneath the bar kept things exciting, giving one of the more crowd-pleasing performances of the evening. Other favorites of the judges included 11-year old singing phenom Anna Graceman, Echo the parrot, dancer Snap Boogie and dance troupe Miami All Stars. Who did you love?

America's Got... Priscilla!

Last time I was in New York City, I took in a performance of the wild, wacky and fabulously over-the-top Bette Midler-produced Broadway musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert . Tickets ain't cheap. But no worries, TV fans. I've just learned that the cast — led by recent Tony Awards nominee Will Swenson — will perform ...

TV ratings: 'Talent' tops Wednesday, 'So You Think You Can Dance' rebounds

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, July 6, 2011"America's Got Talent" gave NBC another victory in total viewers Wednesday, but the Peacock missed out on a demographic victory. Those honors went to FOX and "So You Think You Can Dance," which improved significantly after a down week last week.NBC delivered 7.9 million viewers and a 4.6 rating/8 share in households in primetime. FOX (6.3 million, 3.7/6) came in second, beating out CBS (5.8 million, 3.8/7). ABC took fourth with 4.2 million viewers and a 2.8/5. The CW trailed with just under 1 million viewers and a 0.6/1.FOX scored a 2.4 in the adults 18-49 demo to lead the night, edging out NBC's 2.3. CBS finished a fairly distant third at 1.2, followed by ABC, 1.1, and The CW, 0.4....

Daniel Joseph Baker Shows Softer Side, Top 48 Revealed on 'America's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

When we first met Daniel Joseph Baker on 'America's Got Talent' (Wed.,8 PM ET on FOX) he gave an impressive and over-the-top rendition of Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance.' In Vegas Week, though, he replaced sass with raw emotion in the opening lines of Gaga's 'Speechless,' though he turned up the showmanship with a bizarre foot drop onto the piano keys toward the end. Regardless, Baker proved himself a powerhouse vocalist, blowing away the other male singers who were watching from backstage. Then he blew himself away by earning a spot in the Top 48. Now in order to blow America, we advise Baker expand his repertoire beyond the musical stylings of Lady Gaga. We love her too, but we want you to stand separate from her.