Just for Laughs host, Rick Miller by Michael Cooper/ABC
This Tuesday's ratings recap:

" In the 8 o'clock hour, ABC's Just for Laughs premiered with a strong second-place tally of 8.32 million total viewers, nearly double what According to Jim reruns were delivering. Lead-out Shaq's Big Challenge (5.4 mil) benefited from the bump, boosting its own audience 25 percent.

" America's Got Talent averaged 10.55 mil over its 90-minute run, down 780K week-to-week.

" The (far more enjoyable than that Lyrics! show) Singing Bee (10.85 mil) lost a bit o' buzz, dropping 2.2 mil from its debut.

" Over on CBS, Big Brother 8 (6.86 mil) was on par with last Tuesday, while Pirate Master (4.38 mil) dipped 200 thou.