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Primetime Ratings: ‘Uncle Buck’ Opens Strong on ABC

NBC took the Tuesday ratings title among broadcasters, scoring a 2.1 in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, along with an 8 share. ABC was next at 1.3/5, then CBS at 0.8/3, Fox at 0.7/3 and CW at 0.3/1.

On NBC, America’s Got Talent was up 9% at 2.5, followed by Maya & Marty, which ticked up 17% to 1.4.

On ABC, To Tell the Truth did a 1.0, then the premiere of Uncle Buck a 1.5, and a second To Tell the Truth at 1.2.

CBS was in repeats before a new Person of Interest at a flat 1.0.

Fox’s Hotel Hell rated a 0.9, up from 0.7, and Coupled was a flat 0.5.

On The CW, a repeat of The Flash led into Containment at 0.3.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.