NBC, Not Fox, Wins Tuesday with Reality

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Reality continued to rule the roost in the Nielsen overnight prime time ratings, but it was NBC, not Fox, that won the night in the key 18-49 demo. The network averaged a 2.8 rating/9 share thanks to Singing Bee (with a 3.2/9) and America's Got Talent (3.1/10).

 ABC was second on the night in the demo, with a 2.2/7. Its top show was a repeat of Just for Laughs, a new reality take on the Candid Camera theme.

 CBS was third, with a 2/6, topped by a new Big Brother episode, at a 2.8/8, good enough for second place at 9-10 p.m. behind NBC's new reality lineup.

 In fourth was Fox with a 1.5 rating/5 share. The network has been scoring with several reality shows this season but has failed to get any traction with its On the Lot, a show with Steven Spielberg behind it and a host whose neckline seems to plunge along with the ratings. It averaged a 1 rating/4 share at 8-9 p.m. for fourth place in the time period.

 The CW recorded a .5/2 with repeats of Gilmore Girls and Beauty and the Geek.