FOX wins the Night
Boston Legal's Tara Summers in the role of Katie Lloyd
No, Boston Legal didn't win the night, but it's still my favorite show. After acclimating to the new characters last week, the show is back on track for me.
FOX wins this Tuesday in both viewers and the 18-49 demo with ABC and CBS tying for second.
The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)
Fox: 12.58 million, CBS: 12.28, ABC: 11.87, NBC: 8.69, CW: 2.73
Fox: 5.0 rating/13 share, ABC: 3.6/ 9, NBC: 3.5/ 9, CBS: 3.1/ 8, CW: 1.3/ 3
House won the 9p-10p category with 17.28m and a 7.1/17 in the 18-49 demo. Fans can check out our historical ratings for House (including last night's). In #2 for the hour was my boy Mark Cuban whipping up on Albert Reed (he's outta there) on ABC's Dancing With the Stars Results show with 15.73m viewers and a 4.3/10 in the 18-49.
I knew Albert's cocky surfer-dude schtick on Monday would not be well-received by the voting public. Plus I don't think his professional dance partner is a fan favorite either. Remember to vote for Mark & Kym -- until the finals when I'm ok if, like me, you're voting for Jane Seymour
CBS won the 8pm slot with its skewing older all the time viewer base loving on NCIS with 16.26m viewers and a 3.6/10 in the 18-49 demo. Much ballyhooed Cavemen - which people have been saying would stink it up for months only garnered 8.98m and a 3.3/10. ABC's Carpoolers didn't fare much better with 9.02m viewers and a 3.4/9.
Number one in the 10pm slot? No, not my favorite, Boston Legal which had 10.94m and a 3.1/8, but a real Bill Gorman favorite (as opposed to his fake fave, Bionic Woman) Law & Order: SVU with a 11.66 and a 4.5/12 in the 18-49 demo. Cane was off almost 2m viewers from the previous week hauling in only 9.24m and a 2.5/7 in the 18-49 (according to the USA Today, the median age for Cane was 55 years old last week).
CW Fans? Not really anything good to say. The truth is, Univision is kicking the CW's butt, which is awesome for Univision, but for the CW, not so much.
Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek. The Charts: