For the second straight week, overall Tuesday ratings very slightly favored CBS, but with "American Idol
" and "Glee
," FOX still pulled in the biggest audience and the best demos for the night.
Among adults 18-49, FOX did a 5.7 rating, identical to last week in the key demographic. ABC and NBC both did a 3.0 rating to take second, while CBS fell to a close fourth with a 2.9 rating. The CW's 0.6 rating was a distant fifth.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 14.32 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/15 share, while FOX did an 8.6 rating/13 share and averaged 14.95 million viewers. ABC was second with a 6.1/10, with NBC's 4.6/7 taking fourth. The CW trailed with a 0.8/1.
FOX started the night in first with a 10.3/16 and a 6.6 demo rating for "American Idol," down very slightly from last week. CBS' "NCIS
" was also down from last week with a 9.7/15. Some of those viewers went to ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," which was up to an 8.5/13 overall, but still finished fourth in the demo. NBC's "The Biggest Loser
" was a distant fourth overall, but finished third in the demo. The season finale of "90210" had a 1.0/2 and a 0.8 demo rating for The CW.
CBS moved into first overall with a 9.4/15 for "NCIS: Los Angeles
" in the 9 p.m. hour. FOX's "Glee" had a 6.9/11 for second and won the hour with a 4.8 demo rating. The penultimate episode of "Lost
" finished third overall with a 6.1/9 and second with the demo with a 4.1 rating. NBC's "Biggest Loser" was fourth with a 5.5/9. The CW's repeat of "Life Unexpected" was fifth.
"The Good Wife
" won the 10 p.m. hour overall for CBS with a 7.9/14. NBC's "Parenthood
" was a distant second with a 4.0/7 and won the hour with a 2.6 demo rating. ABC's "V
" season finale had a 3.8/6 and tied with CBS in the demo.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.