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[02/16/11 - 08:57 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Split Adults 18-49 Honors
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, february 15, 2011)

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

FOX (7.51 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T1) and CBS (15.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #T1) split the demo crown on Tuesday as the former served up new episodes of "Glee" (10.46 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1), "Raising Hope" (5.57 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "Traffic Light" (3.57 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9).

The Eye then offered up fresh installments of "NCIS" (19.47 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #2), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #3) and "The Good Wife" (11.40 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6).

Next up was NBC (6.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with new episodes of "The Biggest Loser" (7.71 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) and "Parenthood" (5.10 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up its lineup of "No Ordinary Family" (5.04 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T9), "V" (5.39 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7) and "Detroit 187" (5.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "One Tree Hill" (1.73 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and "Hellcats" (1.61 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13) on The CW (1.67 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): One Tree Hill (14.30%), V (5.60%), Parenthood (0.00%), No Ordinary Family (0.00%), Hellcats (0.00%), NCIS: Los Angeles (-5.70%), Glee (-6.70%), Detroit 187 (-7.70%), The Good Wife (-9.10%), The Biggest Loser (-10.00%), NCIS (-11.90%), Traffic Light (-21.10%), Raising Hope (-21.40%).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.1/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.9/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/16/10):

A special two-hour "American Idol" (23.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.1, #1) detroned the "Winter Olympics 2010" (20.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2) on Tuesday as FOX (23.64 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.1, #1) edged out NBC (20.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2) in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

Battling for leftovers then was ABC (6.35 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with a repeat of "Lost" (4.21 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) followed by new episodes of "Lost" (9.79 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.5, #3) and "The Forgotten" (5.05 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

Next up was CBS (9.50 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS" (11.56 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.11 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and "The Good Wife" (7.82 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.90 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Melrose Place" (0.82 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) on The CW (0.86 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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