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Fox and CBS Tie in Tuesday Ratings as ‘Glee’ and ‘NCIS’ Slip

Feb 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Fresh episodes of Fox’s "Glee" and CBS’s "NCIS" led their networks to a tie for the overall win in the 18-49 demo Tuesday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reported, even as both shows saw their numbers slip from the previous week.

“Glee” was down 9% in adults 18-49 while “NCIS” fell 12%, the story reported.

Fox and CBS finished in a dead heat for the night as a whole, with average ratings of 3.0 in 18-49, ahead of NBC with a 2.5 average, while Univision and ABC tied with 1.5 averages. In total viewers, the older-skewing CBS was a runaway winner with an average for the night of 15.9 million to 7.5 million for Fox, 6.8 million for NBC, 5.2 million for ABC and 4.0 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. "Glee" beat "NCIS" 4.2 to 3.65 in the 18-49 demographic. NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" had a 2.4 in the 18-49 demo, while ABC’s "No Ordinary Family" countered with a 1.45. "One Tree Hill" on the CW had a 0.75 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

At 9 p.m. "NCIS: Los Angeles" on CBS was tops with a 3.3 average rating in the 18-49 demo, ahead of hour two of "The Biggest Loser" with a 3.1 in that demo. On Fox, "Raising Hope" and "Traffic Light" had a 2.2 and a 1.5, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic. ABC’s "V" collected a 1.85 in adults 18-49 and CW’s "Hellcats" had a 0.7 in the same demo.

CBS won the 10 p.m. hour, with "The Good Wife" getting a 2.05 in the 18-49 demo, over NBC’s "Parenthood" with a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo. ABC’s "Detroit 1-8-7" trailed with 1.2 in the demo.

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