Tuesday Ratings: New Fox Sitcom Rules the Night, Gives Network the Demo Win, but CBS Procedurals Return to Huge Audiences

Sep 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Fox won the night in the Nielsen ratings in the key 18-49 demo, with one of its new shows turning in the top performance of the night, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. But a lineup dominated by stalwart “NCIS” franchise procedurals gave CBS a wide victory in total viewers.

With the new comedy “New Girl” pulling in the night’s best demo numbers, Fox finished prime time with an average rating of 3.9 in adults 18-49, topping CBS (3.6 average), ABC (2.4) and NBC (2.2). CBS, meanwhile, was an easy winner in total viewers, averaging 16.7 million for the night to beat ABC (11.6 million), Fox (8.7 million) and NBC (5.8 million).

At 8 p.m. the season premieres of CBS’s "NCIS," Fox’s "Glee" and NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" went head to head to head, with "NCIS" leading the way with a 4.2 average rating in the 18-49 demographic, beating "Glee’s" 3.8 and "The Biggest Loser’s" 2.2. ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars: Meet the Cast" had a 2.0 in the same demo, and CW’s "90210" trailed with a 0.7.

At 9 p.m. "New Girl" logged a 4.7 for Fox in the 18-49 demographic at the top of the hour, with the season premiere of "Raising Hope" delivering a 3.1 in the same demo at 9:30 p.m. CBS’s season premiere of "NCIS: Los Angeles" had a 3.6 in the 18-49 demo, while ABC’s "DWTS: Results" had a 2.8 in the same demo. NBC’s "The Biggest Loser" logged a 2.4 for its second hour in the 18-49 demo, and CW’s "Ringer" lagged with a 0.9 in the same demo.

CBS’s new series "Unforgettable" won the 10 p.m. hour with a 2.9 in the 18-49 demographic, ahead of the season premiere of ABC’s "Body of Proof" with a 2.3. NBC’s "Parenthood" managed a 2.1 in the 18-49 demographic.

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