Ratings: ‘Zoo’ season 2 starts low; ‘Uncle Buck,’ ‘America’s Got Talent’ tick up slightly

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Going into Tuesday night’s primetime lineup we admittedly didn’t have the highest of hopes for “Zoo” thanks mostly to one reason: This has been a bad summer for CBS. “BrainDead” is a flop on Monday nights commercially, and while “American Gothic” is only one episode into its own run, things aren’t looking altogether great for it, either.

With some of this in mind, maybe the latest numbers for the James Wolk series (an adaptation of the work of James Patterson) really isn’t so bad by comparison … even if it does mark the show’s lowest ratings to date. Through the two hours in which it aired, “Zoo” drew a 0.9 rating and then a 0.8 in the 18-49 demographic. This is not exactly something to celebrate per se, but it could’ve been much worse and sometimes you have to take a victory wherever you can, even if it is a small one.

Elsewhere on the night, “Uncle Buck” can at least celebrate some stability with a 1.1 rating, which is a slight increase over the week before. For summer, this really isn’t that bad and we could easily see it coming back in a similar capacity moving forward, provided that it keeps it up.

Meanwhile, “America’s Got Talent” remains the clear winner with a 2.4. We admit that going into this season, we were a little skeptical of how America would respond still to Simon Cowell; but, it’s worked! We still feel like it’s inferior to the British version of the show, but it’s far better than most other talent competitions.

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