Fox Wins Tuesday Night on Strength of New Sitcom Hit

Oct 5, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Ratings were generally down for the broadcast networks Tuesday night, when they had to go up against an MLB playoff game between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, TVbytheNumbers.com reports.

When the dust settled it was Fox on top for the night in the 18-49 demo, slightly ahead of CBS, thanks in large part to its new sitcom “New Girl,” which continues to show strength and was the night’s top-rated show.

Fox finished with a 3.6 average rating for prime time in adults 18-49, ahead of CBS (3.3 average), ABC (2.2) and NBC (2.0).

Total viewers was a different story, with CBS averaging 15.0 million to lead the way, ahead of ABC (11.4 million), Fox (7.9 million) and NBC (5.4 million).

At 8 p.m. CBS’s "NCIS" had a 4.1 in the 18-49 demographic, while Fox’s "Glee" registered a 3.5. NBC’s "The Biggest Loser’s" first hour had a 1.9 in the 18-49 demographic and CW’s "90210" trailed with a 0.6.

At 9 p.m. "New Girl" notched the best number of the night, a 4.3 in 18-49. Fox’s "Raising Hope" followed at 9:30 with a 2.9. CBS’s "NCIS: Los Angeles" had a solid 3.4 for the hour, while ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" results netted a 2.8 and hour two of "The Biggest Loser" had a 2.1. CW’s "Ringer" settled for a 0.6 in the same demo.

CBS’s "Unforgettable" led a close race at 10 p.m. with a 2.4 in the 18-49 demographic, while ABC’s "Body of Proof" and NBC’s "Parenthood" had a 2.1 and a 2.0, respectively.

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