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[11/17/10 - 08:50 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Glee" Grows in Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, november 16, 2010)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (8.35 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) was the demo king on Tuesday thanks to a new "Glee" (11.64 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 5.0, #1) followed by a new "Raising Hope" (6.12 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5) and a repeat of "Raising Hope" (3.99 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8).

CBS (15.62 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2) however was the most-watched network with its lineup of "NCIS" (19.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (15.75 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T3) and "The Good Wife" (11.71 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

Next up was NBC (6.18 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with new episodes of "The Biggest Loser" (6.87 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #6) and "Parenthood" (4.81 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (10.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) offered up first-runs of "No Ordinary Family" (6.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11), "Dancing With the Stars" (17.22 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #T3) and "Detroit 187" (8.36 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T8).

And finally, new episodes of "One Tree Hill" (1.91 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Life Unexpected" (1.36 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on The CW (1.63 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): One Tree Hill (12.50%), Glee (11.10%), The Biggest Loser (4.20%), Raising Hope (3.80%), Life Unexpected (0.00%), NCIS (0.00%), NCIS: Los Angeles (0.00%), The Good Wife (0.00%), Detroit 187 (0.00%), Dancing With the Stars (-2.90%), Parenthood (-14.30%), No Ordinary Family (-22.70%).

In late-night metered market ratings, ABC's "Nightline" (3.5/8) took top honors over NBC's "Leno" (2.6/7) and CBS's "Letterman" (2.9/7). Rounding out the night then were "Kimmel" (2.0/6) on ABC "Ferguson" (1.4/5) on CBS and "Fallon" (1.2/4) and "Daly" (0.8/3) on NBC.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/17/09):

CBS (15.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was the network to beat on Tuesday thanks to new episodes of "NCIS" (20.24 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (14.81 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) and "The Good Wife" (12.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #7).

The silver then went to NBC (8.28 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) with its mix of "Merry Madagascar" (8.96 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #6), "The Biggest Loser" (9.53 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2) and "The Jay Leno Show" (6.07 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9).

Next up was ABC (10.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3) with week three of "V" (9.26 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #5) followed by new episodes of "Dancing With the Stars" (15.86 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #4) and "The Forgotten" (7.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.98 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4) offered up another two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.98 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.4, #8).

And finally, new episodes of "90210" (2.14 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11) and "Melrose Place" (1.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) on The CW (1.94 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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