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'America's Got Talent' scores No. 1, 2

Staff writer

When Orlando's Extreme Dance Company performs Tuesday on "America's Got Talent," the troupe can expect a huge hometown audience. The talent contest took three of the Top Five slots last week in the Orlando TV market.

This week, "America's Got Talent" starts at 9 p.m. Tuesday on NBC; results will be announced at 9 p.m. Wednesday. (Another local tie-in: Orlando physician Scott Levine was pranked by judge Howie Mandel while waiting for tickets to live performances at Radio City Music Hall. A bewigged Mandel splashed water on the dehydrated doc in a joke that aired Aug. 6.)

The most-watched programs last week in viewers:

1. "America's Got Talent" Wednesday, NBC, 169,064

2. "America's Got Talent" Tuesday, NBC, 156,575

3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 126,201

4. "MasterChef," Fox, 123,287

5. "America's Got Talent" Wednesday recap, NBC, 114,389

6. "Food Fighters," NBC, 113,654

7. "Big Brother" Wednesday, CBS, 113,099

8. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 113,051

9. Jacksonville-Chicago NFL preseason game, ESPN, 112,370

10. "20/20" Robin Williams special, ABC, 107,830

Reality series and Shark Week were favorites with the local 18-to-49 age group. The top programs with young adults:

1. "MasterChef," Fox

2. "Food Fighters," NBC

3. "Big Brother" Wednesday, CBS

4. "Jaw Strikes Back," Discovery Channel

5. "America's Got Talent" Wednesday, NBC

6. "Monster Hammerhead," Discovery Channel

7. "America's Got Talent" Tuesday, NBC

8. "Big Brother" Thursday, CBS

9. "The Strain," FX

10. "Zombie Sharks," Discovery Channel

The most-watched sports telecasts were:

1. Jacksonville-Chicago NFL preseason, ESPN, 112,370

2. NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400, ESPN, 101,531

3. Kansas City-Carolina, NFL preseason, Fox, 86,189

4. Miami-Tampa Bay NFL preseason, WFTV, 78,279

5. Denver-San Francisco NFL preseason, NFL Network, 76,210

Central Florida viewers are ready for some football.


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