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CBS scored dominant hourly wins with repeats of "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" to easily win Tuesday night overall, while FOX swept its two primetime hours among young viewers, with even "Raising Hope
" tying for its time slot in the key demographic.
Among adults 18-49, FOX averaged a 2.9 rating for the night, far ahead of CBS and NBC's 2.0 rating in the key demographic. ABC was fourth with a 1.6 key demo rating, while The CW averaged a 0.6 rating for the night.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 10.88 million viewers for Tuesday primetime along with a 7.0 rating/11 share. NBC was a distant second with a 4.4/7 and 6.88 million viewers, holding off the 4.0/6 and 6.4 million viewers for FOX. ABC was a close fourth with 5.495 million viewers and a 3.9/6. The CW's 0.8/1 and 1.17 million viewers trailed.
8 p.m. -
CBS' repeat of "NCIS" averaged 12.71 million viewers to easily win the 8 p.m. hour, finishing second among adults 18-49 with a 2.1 rating. NBC's "A Michael Buble Christmas" was second overall with 7.21 million viewers, but could muster only a 1.5 rating for fourth on the hour in the key demographic. FOX's "Glee
" finished third overall with 7.09 million viewers and won the hour with a 2.9 key demo rating. ABC was fourth overall and tied for second on the hour with "Last Man Standing" (second for its half-hour with 8.7 million viewers and a 2.6 key demo) and "Man Up" (fourth for its half-hour with 4.77 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo rating). The CW's "90210
" averaged 1.5 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
CBS stayed in first overall for the 9 p.m. hour with 12.14 million viewers for a repeat of "NCIS: Los Angeles," which finished third with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Biggest Loser
" was second overall with 6.755 million viewers and second with a 2.2 key demo rating. FOX's "New Girl
" (6.82 million viewers and a 3.4 key demo rating) and "Raising Hope" (4.63 million viewers and a 2.2 key demo rating) were third overall and first in the key demo. ABC's repeats of "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" averaged 3.89 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating for fourth, while The CW's "Ringer" repeat averaged 841,000 viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - CBS narrowly held onto first overall for the 10 p.m. hour with nearly 7.8 million viewers for an "Unforgettable" repeat, which also finished second with a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. A new "Body of Proof" managed only 7.2 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating for ABC. NBC's "The Biggest Loser" averaged 6.67 million viewers for third on the hour, but won the hour with a 2.3 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.