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Respectable Overnight Sampling for ‘To Tell the Truth’ and ‘Uncle Buck’ on ABC

'America's Got Talent' Leads NBC to Tuesday Victory

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Tuesday, June 7:

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.9 rating/10 share, CBS: 4.3/ 7, ABC: 3.6/ 6, Fox: 1.4/ 2, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Note: ABC aired game 6 of “The NBA Finals” on the year-ago evening
NBC: +16, CBS: + 7, CW: no change, Fox: -63, ABC: -68

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth” (series premiere): 3.7/ 7 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.3/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.3/11 (#1)
Fox – “Hotel Hell”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth” (series premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS” (R): 4.5/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.9/12 (#1)
Fox – “Hotel Hell”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “The Flash” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Uncle Buck” (series premiere): 3.6/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 4.2/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.6/13 (#1)
Fox – “Coupled”: 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Containment”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Uncle Buck”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: New Orleans” (R): 4.4/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 7.8/13 (#1)
Fox – “Coupled”: 0.9/ 1 (#4)
CW – “Containment”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Person of Interest”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Maya & Marty”: 3.8/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “To Tell the Truth”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Person of Interest”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Maya & Marty”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Will you never editorialize again?

    I watched the first half hour of the first episode of To Tell the Truth last night. They were grasping for jokes so hard it was almost painful. It was seriously over edited, I’m not sure they ran much more than 20 continuous seconds during the questions portion without a cutaway. And they didn’t even try for subtlety with the editing. And frankly, I’m not overly fond of the non-stop Betty White as dirty old woman (because that’s so funny) schtick. At some point, it feels disrespectful. I’ll be deleting what remains from my DVR.

  2. Here’s a tip for people who watched that abomination that was called “To Tell The Truth.” Go onto YouTube. There is a channel there devoted to the original game with complete episodes posted. Watch just one of those and you’ll see how it’s supposed to be done. There are even some with Betty White (and a very young Johnny Carson). Steven got it exactly right, it was schtick from everyone except maybe Jalen Rose. The original show was never about trying as hard as these people seemed to be to get laughs.