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[02/23/11 - 08:52 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Glee" Falls to "NCIS" in Adults 18-49
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for tuesday, february 22, 2011)

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

CBS (17.12 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) took home both the viewership and adults 18-49 crowns on Tuesday with new episodes of "NCIS" (21.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (18.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #3) and "The Good Wife" (11.51 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7).

FOX (7.83 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) then had to settle for second place with its mix of "Glee" (10.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.3, #2), "Raising Hope" (6.21 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5) and "Traffic Light" (4.10 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9).

Next up was NBC (6.83 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and its combination of "The Biggest Loser" (7.50 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4) and "Parenthood" (5.50 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up new episodes of "No Ordinary Family" (4.77 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10), "V" (5.14 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T7) and a special "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.16 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "One Tree Hill" (1.99 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12) and "Hellcats" (1.65 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) on The CW (1.82 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): NCIS (18.90%), NCIS: Los Angeles (18.20%), Raising Hope (13.60%), Traffic Light (13.30%), One Tree Hill (12.50%), Parenthood (10.50%), Glee (2.40%), The Biggest Loser (0.00%), V (0.00%), The Good Wife (-5.00%), No Ordinary Family (-6.70%), Hellcats (-14.30%).

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," 2.9/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/7; 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," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 (2/23/10):

"American Idol" (18.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) once again dethroned the "Winter Olympics 2010" (21.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2) as FOX (18.93 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 7.0, #1) took the adults 18-49 crown over NBC (21.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #2).

The bronze then went to ABC (6.45 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) with a repeat of "Lost" (4.40 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) followed by new episodes of "Lost" (9.93 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.6, #3) and "The Forgotten" (5.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

Next up was CBS (9.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) with repeats of "NCIS" (11.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "The Good Wife" (7.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

And finally, repeats of "90210" (0.78 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) and "Melrose Place" (0.47 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) on The CW (0.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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