Fast National ratings for Tuesday, December 13, 2011.
On Tuesday night, "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" helped CBS comfortably win overall, "New Girl" let FOX tie among young viewers and the finale of "The Biggest Loser" gave NBC a strong 10 p.m. hour.
Among adults 18-49, CBS and FOX both averaged a 2.9 rating for the night, tops in the key demographic. NBC was third with a 2.2 rating, followed by ABC's 1.5 rating. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 15.525 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/15 share to rule Tuesday primetime. NBC was a distant second with 6.95 million viewers and a 4.5/7, edging out FOX's 6.5 million viewers and 3.9/6. ABC's 3.4/5 and 5.28 million viewers were good for fourth. The CW averaged only 712,000 viewers and a 0.5/1 for the night.
[Univision averaged 3.48 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for Tuesday night.]
8 p.m. - CBS' "NCIS" ruled the 8 p.m. hour with 19.03 million viewers and a 3.5 rating among adults 18-49. FOX's "Glee" was a distant second with 7.05 million viewers and a 2.9 key demo rating. On ABC, a new "Last Man Standing" (7.46 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo) took a big drop from last week and combined with a "Last Man Standing" repeat (6.12 million and a 2.0 key demo) for third. NBC's "William and Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding" special averaged 5.31 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating. The CW's "90210" repeat pulled in 821,000 viewers.
9 p.m. - "NCIS: Los Angeles" won the 9 p.m. hour with 16.35 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Biggest Loser" finale was second overall with 7.5 million viewers and third for the hour with a 2.5 key demo rating. FOX was third overall and second in the key demo with "New Girl" (6.79 million viewers and a 3.3 key demo rating) and "Raising Hope" (5.1 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo). ABC's repeats of "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" averaged 4.22 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating. On The CW, a repeat of "Ringer" managed only 604,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Unforgettable" finished CBS' primetime sweep with 11.2 million viewers, but finished second for the 10 p.m. hour with a 2.1 key demo rating. NBC's "Biggest Loser" finale went up to 8.05 million viewers and won the hour with a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. ABC was third with 4.83 million viewers for a repeat of "Body of Proof."
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.