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Ratings: Michael Jackson special, 'NCIS' highlight slow summer Tuesday

CBS won Tuesday night as a repeat of NCIS narrowly defeated NBC’s America’s Got Talent for the title of the evening’s most-watched program. The only real ratings surprise came at 10 p.m., when ABC’s Primetime: Family Secrets took the hour by growing 5 million viewers week-to-week (and 189 percent in adults 18-49) with a program that revolved around Michael Jackson’s children and featured a rarely seen interview with Debbie Rowe. It’s the highest-rated installment in the three-year-old news series’ history.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS)
Great American Road Trip (NBC)
The Superstars (ABC)
Movie: Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (Fox)
90210 (The CW)
10.8 (repeat)
4.7
4.2
2.2 (repeat)
1.0 (repeat)
9 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC)
The Mentalist (CBS)
20/20: Remembering Michael Jackson
Hitched or Ditched (The CW)
10.4
9.1 (repeat)
5.7
1.1 (repeat)
10 p.m. Primetime: Family Secrets (ABC)
Dateline NBC (NBC)
48 Hours Mystery (CBS)
8.6
6.3
5.5


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