While some nights are subject to dramatic ratings fluctuations, Tuesday is not one of them (at least until FOX moves "X Factor" here for a pre-Thanksgiving airing next week): "NCIS
" lifts CBS to easy wins both overall and in the coveted demographic. Meanwhile, ABC has settled into second overall thanks to "Dancing with the Stars," while "Glee
" and "New Girl
" keep FOX in second in the demo.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 3.2 rating for the night, beating FOX's 2.9 rating in the key demographic. ABC was third with a 2.3 rating, followed by NBC's 2.0 rating. The CW averaged a 0.7 rating for the night.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 15.38 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share for Tuesday primetime. ABC was second with a 7.2/11 and 10.805 million viewers for the night. FOX was a distant third with a 4.1/6 and 6.48 million viewers, edging out NBC's 3.8/6 and 5.785 million viewers. The CW averaged a 1.1/2 and 1.75 million viewers.
8 p.m. -
"NCIS" averaged 19.935 million viewers and a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 to win the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. ABC was second overall with "Last Man Standing" (8.97 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo rating) and the regular big drop to "Man Up" (6.28 million and a 1.7 key demo rating). FOX's "Glee" averaged 7.09 million viewers and dropped to a 2.9 key demo rating for third overall and second in the key demo for the hour. NBC's "The Biggest Loser
" lost its recent week-to-week momentum and dropped to 6.245 million viewers and a 2.0 key demo rating. The CW's "90210
" averaged 1.64 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
CBS stayed in first for the 9 p.m. hour with 15.02 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 for "NCIS: Los Angeles
." ABC was a close second overall with the 14.96 million viewers for "Dancing with the Stars," which was third with a 2.7 key demo rating. NBC's "The Biggest Loser" was third with 6.15 million viewers and fourth with a 2.1 key demo rating. FOX's "New Girl" (6.91 and a 3.5 key demo rating) won its half-hour with young viewers, but "Raising Hope
" (4.825 million and a 2.2 key demo) lost its usual audience share. The CW's "Ringer
" was up with 1.85 million viewers and steady with a 0.7 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
" wrapped up CBS' primetime sweep with 11.19 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo rating. ABC's "Body of Proof" was second with 9.84 million viewers and a 2.1 key demo rating. That left NBC's "Parenthood" in third with 4.96 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.