It was another night of sluggish across-the-boards ratings numbers on Tuesday, as "NCIS" led CBS to an easy overall win, but "New Girl
" and "The Voice
" pushed FOX and NBC to split the night among young viewers.
Among adult 18-49, FOX and NBC both averaged a 2.3 rating, just in front of CBS' 2.2 rating in the key demographic. ABC was a close fourth with a 1.9 rating. The CW posted a 0.4 key demo rating for Tuesday.
Overall, though, CBS won Tuesday primetime comfortably with 12.41 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/13 share. ABC was a distant second with a 5.8/9 and 8.7 million viewers. NBC's 4.2/7 and 6.68 million viewers was third, with FOX's 5.4 million viewers and 3.3/5 taking fourth. The CW averaged a 0.7/1 and 959,000 viewers.
[Univision averaged 3.7 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 for Tuesday night.]
8 p.m. -
"NCIS" started primetime in first for CBS with 17.62 million viewers and a 3.0 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Biggest Loser
" was second overall with 6.87 million viewers and third with a 2.2 key demo rating. FOX's "Glee" averaged 6.18 million viewers for third and finished second with a 2.4 key demo rating, both down from last week. ABC was fourth with "Last Man Standing" (6.43 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo) and "Cougar Town" (4.62 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating). The CW's repeat of "90210" averaged 762,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
ABC moved into first overall for the 9 p.m. hour with 13.8 million viewers for "Dancing with the Stars," which finished second with a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49. CBS' repeat of "NCIS: Los Angeles" was second overall with 11.32 million viewers and fourth with a 2.0 key demo rating. NBC's "Voice" results show averaged 8.75 million viewers for third, but won the key demo with a 3.3 rating. FOX was fourth overall and third in the key demo with "New Girl" (5.31 million viewers and a 2.7 key demo rating) and the "Raising Hope
" season finale (3.93 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating). The CW's "Ringer" finale averaged 1.16 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - A repeat of "Unforgettable" won the 10 p.m. hour overall for CBS with 8.28 million viewers, tying for second with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Private Practice" drew 6.78 million viewers and an hour-winning 1.7 key demo rating in its Tuesday debut. NBC's "Fashion Star" averaged 4.41 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating for the hour.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.