Not Much of a Ratings Bump for ‘Glee’ After Splashy Super Bowl Show

Feb 9, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Following the major exposure from its post-Super Bowl airing, Fox’s "Glee" was up only 2% Tuesday night from its previous Tuesday original, according to TVbytheNumbers.com, but that was enough to come in a little ahead of CBS’s powerhouse drama “NCIS” as the top show of the night in the 18-49 demo.

It also helped Fox claim a narrow win over CBS in the overall prime-time numbers for adults 18-49. Fox finished the night with a 3.4 average rating, slightly ahead of CBS’s 3.3 average. NBC was next with a 2.6, followed by Univision and ABC, both with 1.5 averages.

In total viewers it was a landslide for CBS, which averaged 16.4 million to 8.6 million for Fox, 7.3 million for NBC, 5.4 million for ABC and 3.9 million for Univision.

At 8 p.m. "Glee" collected a 4.5 average rating in the 18-49 demo, compared a 4.2 for "NCIS." NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" followed with a 2.8 in the 18-49 demo, while ABC’s "No Ordinary Family" earned a 1.7 in the same demo. Lagging behind was CW’s "One Tree Hill" with a 0.7 in the 18-49 demo.

At 9 p.m. CBS’s "NCIS: Los Angeles" was on top with a 3.5 average rating in the 18-49 demo, besting hour two of "The Biggest Loser," which had a 3.2 in that demo. Fox’s "Raising Hope" had a 2.8 in the 18-49 demo for the top of the hour, but the new Fox sitcom "Traffic Lights" at 9:30 managed just a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo for its series premiere. ABC’s "V" netted a 1.8 in the 18-49 demo, while CW’s "Hellcats" logged a 0.7 average.

The 10 p.m. hour was tight, with CBS’s "The Good Wife" notching a 2.2 compared with NBC’s "Parenthood’s" 1.9, both in the 18-49 demographic. Trailing those two dramas was ABC’s "Detroit 1-8-7" with a 1.3 in the 18-49 demo.

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