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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Repeats Win Again; Diamonds Not ABC's Best Friend

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May 27th, 2009

Scoreboard CBS NBC FOX Uni CW ABC
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.3/6 2.1/6 1.9/5 1.6/5 0.8/2 0.8/2
Rating/Share: Adults 18-34 1.3/4 1.4/4 1.7/5 1.6/5 0.8/1 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 11.37 6.54 5.01 4.16 1.84 3.33

CBS repeats won again on Tuesday, but the real story was the complete embarrassment of ABC and its miniseries Diamonds which averaged only a 0.6 18-49 demo rating, half of what According To Jim drew at 8. That's pathetic.

In shows with an actual pulse, NBC has to be happy about its TV's Funniest Phrases special which managed to be competitive with the CBS reruns and increased every half hour. The premiere of Fox's Mental didn't go badly, but its not clear what they were expecting for it. The CW's Hitched or Ditched started low, but didn't sink in its second half hour. For a summer reality series on the CW, they're probably happy.

You can see past Tuesday overnight TV ratings reports here.

Full details:


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share 18-34 Rating 18-34 Share Viewers Live+SD (000)
8:00 CBS NCIS (repeat) 2.1 7 1.2 4 11.66
NBC TV's 50 Funniest Phrases 1.7 5 0.9 3 5.72
FOX House (repeat) 1.6 5 1.5 5 3.99
UNI Cuidado con el Ángel 1.4 4 1.4 5 3.66
ABC According to Jim 1.2 4 0.7 3 3.87
CW Reaper (finale) 0.9 3 0.9 3 2.27
8:30 CBS NCIS (repeat) 2.4 7 1.3 4 12.81
NBC TV's 50 Funniest Phrases 1.9 6 1.1 4 6.08
FOX House (repeat) 1.8 5 1.7 6 4.46
UNI Cuidado con el Ángel 1.5 4 1.5 5 3.90
ABC According to Jim 1.1 3 0.6 2 3.87
CW Reaper (finale) 0.9 3 0.9 3 2.17
9:00 NBC TV's 50 Funniest Phrases 2.3 6 1.4 4 7.41
CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 2.3 6 1.2 4 12.07
FOX Mental (premiere) 2.1 6 1.7 5 5.82
UNI Mañana Es Para Siempre 1.7 5 1.8 5 4.25
CW Hitched or Ditched (premiere) 0.7 2 0.7 2 1.46
ABC Diamonds, pt. 2 (miniseries) 0.6 2 0.4 1 3.26
9:30 CBS The Mentalist (repeat) 2.6 7 1.4 4 12.57
NBC TV's 50 Funniest Phrases 2.4 6 1.5 4 7.22
FOX Mental (premiere) 2.1 5 1.7 5 5.78
UNI Mañana Es Para Siempre 1.9 5 1.9 6 4.61
CW Hitched or Ditched (premiere) 0.7 2 0.7 2 1.46
ABC Diamonds, pt. 2 (miniseries) 0.6 1 0.3 1 3.07
10:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU (repeat) 2.1 5 1.6 5 6.34
CBS Without A Trace (repeat) 2.1 6 1.1 3 9.65
UNI El Gordo y La Flaca 1.9 5 1.8 5 4.64
ABC Diamonds, pt. 2 (miniseries) 0.6 2 0.4 1 3.10
10:30 NBC Law & Order: SVU (repeat) 2.2 6 1.6 5 6.47
CBS Without A Trace (repeat) 2.2 6 1.3 4 9.48
UNI El Gordo y La Flaca 1.5 4 1.5 4 3.90
ABC Diamonds, pt. 2 (miniseries) 0.6 2 0.4 1 3.05

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