Somehow The CW's 'L.A. Complex' loses viewers
A scene from Tuesday's "NCIS: Los Angeles"
The recent rash of primetime sluggishness continued on a Tuesday night dominated by lower-than-normal ratings for CBS' "NCIS
" and "NCIS: Los Angeles
Other shows dipping on Tuesday night included a big plunge for FOX's "New Girl
" and "Glee," a discouraging drop for ABC's "Cougar Town
" and the discovery that even after last week's dismal premiere, it was still possible for The CW's "L.A. Complex
" to lose viewers.
For the night, CBS averaged a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49, beating NBC's 2.3 rating in the key demographic. FOX was third with a 2.1 rating, followed by ABC's 1.9 key demo rating. The CW did a 0.5 key demo rating for Tuesday.
Overall, CBS won more comfortably with an average of 14.29 million viewers and a 9.1 rating/14 share for Tuesday primetime. ABC was second with a 6.0/10 and 8.93 million viewers, beating NBC's 4.4/7 and 6.74 million viewers. FOX averaged a 3.0/5 and 4.79 million viewers, while The CW averaged 881,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.
[Univision averaged 3.48 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 for Tuesday night.]
8 p.m. -
CBS started primetime in first with 17.25 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 for "NCIS," both well below the season average for the hit drama. NBC's "The Biggest Loser
" averaged 7.13 million viewers for second, but finished third with a 2.1 key demo rating. FOX's "Glee" dropped to 5.95 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo rating. On ABC, new episodes of "Last Man Standing" (6.495 million and a 1.4 key demo) and "Cougar Town" (4.99 million and a 1.3 key demo rating) were low. The CW's "90210" averaged 1.19 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
"NCIS: Los Angeles" averaged 15.01 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49 for the second part of its crossover with "Hawaii Five-0." That beat ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" results, which came in second overall with 13.42 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo rating. NBC's "The Voice
" results averaged 8.86 million viewers and won the hour with a 3.1 key demo rating. FOX's new "New Girl" fell to 4.39 million viewers and a 2.1 key demo rating, easily series lows, while a "New Girl" repeat averaged 2.86 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating. The CW's "L.A. Complex" stayed steady with last week's 0.3 key demo rating, but managed to lose viewers in averaging only 574,000.
10 p.m. -
" completed CBS' overall sweep with 10.63 million viewers, but fell to second with a 1.8 key demo rating. Holding up fairly well was ABC's "Private Practice," which won the hour with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and finished second with 7.62 million viewers. NBC's "Fashion Star" averaged 4.23 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.