Fox, CBS in Tight Battle for Tuesday Demo Ratings

Nov 10, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Tuesday night remains a super-competitive night in the Nielsen ratings, with Fox benefiting from a strong performance by "Glee," CBS getting big numbers from two “NCIS” shows and ABC riding high with “Dancing With the Stars,” TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

In the end it was “Glee” posting the best numbers of any show last night, while Fox and CBS finished in a dead heat for the overall lead in the 18-49 demo, both with 3.2 ratings for the night. ABC wound up third overall with a 2.4 rating, just ahead of NBC’s 2.3.

In total viewers for the night, CBS finished well ahead with an average of 15.8 million to ABC’s 10.8 million. Fox settled for third with 7.6 million to NBC’s 6.2 million.

At 8 p.m. "Glee" netted an average rating of 4.55 in the 18-49 demographic for the hour, followed by CBS’s "NCIS" with an average of 3.9 in the same demo. The first hour of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" had a 2.2 in the 18-49 demo, tied with ABC’s "No Ordinary Family." CW’s "One Tree Hill" collected a mean rating of 0.85 for the hour in the same demo.

At 9 p.m. ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" was just ahead of CBS’s "NCIS: Los Angeles" with an average rating of 3.35 to 3.3 in the 18-49 demo. "The Biggest Loser’s" second hour scored a 2.55 in the 18-49 for the hour, and Fox’s "Raising Hope" and "Running Wilde" had a 2.6 rating and a 1.3, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic. CW’s "Life Unexpected" trailed with a 0.7 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

Bolstered by Michael J. Fox’s guest role on "The Good Wife," CBS won the 10 p.m. hour with an average 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demo, while NBC’s "Parenthood" was close behind with a 2.1 average in the same demo. ABC’s "Detroit 1-8-7" was in last place with a 1.75 average in the 18-49 demographic.


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