Primetime Ratings: 'Talent' and 'Parenthood' Premiere Lead to NBC Victory - Broadcasting & Cable

Primetime Ratings: 'Talent' and 'Parenthood' Premiere Lead to NBC Victory

CW's 'Ringer' in line with past series debuts
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NBC won the
ratings battle Tuesday night with an overall 2.4 rating/7 share in the 18-49
demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. America's Got Talent's
penultimate episode drew a 3.6 at 9 p.m., up 24%, and the season-three debut of Parenthood
had a 2.3, down 15% from last season's premiere. It's Worth What? drew a
1.1 at 8 p.m.

The CW, which drew
a 1.0/3, was the other network to debut their fall lineup. Sarah Michelle
Gellar's return to the network in Ringer drew a 1.2, in line with CW's
past premieres (last season Hellcats debuted at 1.2 and Nikita
bowed at 1.4). Its lead-in 90210 began its new season with a 0.8, down
11% from last season.

ABC finished with
a 1.7/5. The ABC News special, Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words drew
a 1.6 from 9-11 p.m., while Wipeout scored a 2.0 at 8 p.m.

CBS, which
finished first in total viewers, aired repeats for a 1.6.

Fox rounded out
the evening with a lineup of repeats for a 0.9.

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