Candice Swanepoel of the "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show"
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 3.8 rating, easily beating FOX's 3.1 rating in the key demographic. NBC was third with a 2.3 rating, while ABC's 1.7 rating and the 0.7 rating for The CW trailed.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 12.11 million viewers to go with a 7.1 rating/11 share. ABC's 4.8/7 and 7.49 million viewers were good for second, just ahead of the 4.2/6 and 7.15 million viewers. NBC was fourth with 6.63 million viewers, while The CW averaged 1.57 million viewers in primetime.
[Univision averaged 3.51 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating for Tuesday primetime.]
8 p.m. -
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" averaged 12.67 million viewers and a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 to win the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. ABC was second overall, but fourth in the key demo, with "Last Man Standing" (10.23 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo rating, up in viewers but down in the demo) and "Man Up" (6.59 million viewers and a 1.7 key demo rating). FOX's "Glee
" was up from its last original airing with 7.84 million viewers and a 3.2 key demo rating. NBC was fourth overall and third in the demo with the 7.09 million viewers and 2.3 key demo rating for "The Biggest Loser
." The CW's "90210
" averaged 1.57 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
CBS' repeat of "NCIS" averaged 13.35 million viewers to easily win the 9 p.m. hour overall, coming in second with a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "The Biggest Loser" improved to 7.06 million viewers and a 2.5 key demo rating in its second hour. FOX was third overall and first in the key demo with up weeks for "New Girl
" (7.6 million viewers and a 3.6 key demo rating) and "Raising Hope
" (5.33 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo rating). ABC's two repeats of "The Middle" averaged 4.67 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating. On The CW, "Ringer" averaged 1.57 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo.
10 p.m. - CBS' "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" averaged 10.3 million viewers and a whopping 4.6 rating among adults 18-49 to easily win the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's "Body of Proof" was second overall with 9.4 million viewers, but a distant third with a 1.8 key demo rating. NBC's "Parenthood" was third overall with 5.74 million viewers and second with a 2.2 key demo rating, both up from last week.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.