Fast National ratings for Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
Get ready to hear some FOX second-guessing: After the semi-curious decision to pull "New Girl" and "Glee" for a month due to baseball and "X Factor," both shows returned on Tuesday night to lower-than-normal ratings. With "Glee" and "New Girl" drooping, CBS was able to win Tuesday in the advertiser-friendly demo as well as overall.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 3.2 rating, holding off FOX's 3.0 rating in the key demographic. ABC and NBC both posted 2.3 ratings, while The CW averaged a 0.7 rating for the night.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 15.41 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/15 share for the night, far ahead of the 7.3/11 and 11.04 million viewers for ABC. FOX was a distant third with a 4.2/6 and 6.97 million viewers, staying ahead of the 3.8/6 and 6.02 million viewers for NBC. The CW averaged a 1.1/2 and 1.65 million viewers.
[Univision averaged 3.48 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for the night.]
8 p.m. - CBS' "NCIS" comfortably won the 8 p.m. hour with 19.38 million viewers and a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49. ABC was second on the hour with the slowly declining "Last Man Standing" (9.3 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating) and "Man Up" (6.41 million and a 1.8 key demo). FOX's "Glee" returned to 7.43 million viewers and a 2.9 key demo rating (off from 8.3 million and a 3.5 key demo in Fast Nationals for its last new airing). NBC got a big bump for "The Biggest Loser," which rose to 6.48 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo rating. On The CW, "90210" averaged nearly 1.5 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - CBS remained in first for the 9 p.m. hour with 15.59 million viewers and a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 for "NCIS: Los Angeles." ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was a close second overall with 15.21 million viewers and finished third in the key demo with a 2.8 rating. FOX was third overall and second in the demo with "New Girl" (7.53 million and a 3.5 key demo rating, off from 8.6 million and a 4.3 rating in Fast Nationals for its last airing) and "Raising Hope" (5.49 million and a 2.5 key demo). NBC's "The Biggest Loser" averaged 6.28 million viewers and grew to a 2.4 key demo. The CW's relentless marathoning of "Ringer" yielded 1.8  million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Unforgettable" wrapped up CBS' primetime sweep with 11.27 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating. ABC's "Body of Proof" averaged 10.055 million viewers in second and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 in third. NBC closed a [relatively] positive night with 5.29 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo rating for "Parenthood."
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.