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NBC won the night with swimming and America’s Got Talent. Gordon Ramsay placed second. The Glass House fell three four tenths from its debut last week.

rating show slot network last week season low series low
1.1 The Glass House episode 2 10pm ABC 1.5
1.9 American Ninja Warrior Finals, Region 6 10pm NBC 2.0
2.0 U.S. Olympic Trials swimming 8pm-9 NBC
2.2 MasterChef top 14 9pm FOX 2.3 2.1 1.8
2.3 The Bachelorette 8 10 remain 8-10pm ABC 2.3 1.9
2.4 Hell’s Kitchen 13 chefs, part 2 8pm FOX 2.5 2.2 2.1
3.0 America’s Got Talent episode 11 9pm-10 NBC 2.9 2.8 2.6 (3)
0.1 rerun – 90210 “Let the Games Begin” 9pm CW 0.1
0.2 rerun – Breaking Pointe “Temp Tantrums” 8pm CW 0.2
1.1 rerun – Hawaii Five-0 “Alaheo Pau’ole” 10pm CBS
1.2 rerun – How I Met Your Mother
“Tailgate”
8pm CBS 1.1 3.1 2.5 (3)
1.2 rerun – Mike & Molly “Valentine’s Piggyback” 9:30 CBS 1.2 2.9 2.3
1.3 rerun – 2 Broke Girls
“And the Disappearing Bed”
8:30 CBS 1.3 3.3
1.3 rerun – Two and a Half Men
“Big Girls Don’t Throw Food”
9pm CBS 1.4 3.6 (2) 3.6 (3)

sources: spotted ratings and tv by the numbers

Programming Notes

Rookie Blue was renewed by Global and ABC.

General Hospital moves to 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central on September 10, opening up the 3pm hour for local programming, as expected. It already airs at 2pm in the Pacific and Central time zones. Katie Couric’s new show will be taking the 4pm hour of most ABC affiliates this Fall, displacing the current 4pm programs.

NBC Sports signed a deal to air the Tour de France through 2023.

NewsCorp wants to cast off its newspapers and books as a separate company, though the Murdochs would reportedly retain 40% of each corporation. The move was prompted by the U.K. phone hacking scandal that Americans aren’t interested in.

CNN got some advice from the New York Times TV section: show the news and don’t compete with the demagogues. “As viewers, we hew toward picking sides in news programming because it creates the illusion not just of import and drama, but that someone is at fault and things can be fixed. ” CNN is down at its worst numbers in twenty years.

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