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TV Ratings Tuesday: With No New Glee, NCIS Rises, No Ordinary Family Steady-ish; Detroit 1-8-7 Up, Ties Parenthood, But Good Wife Takes 10pm

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October 20th, 2010

Scoreboard CBS ABC NBC Uni FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.6/10 2.4/7 2.3/6 1.7/5 1.7/5 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.6/5 1.8/5 1.8/5 1.7/5 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 15.762 10.320 6.307 4.102 4.613 1.715

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With Fox mostly in repeats, CBS easily won the night both with adults 18-49 and total viewers.

With no new Glee, NCIS rose to a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating, topping the night. It was NCIS' best adults 18-49 performance since February 2, 2010.  On the surface, the absence of Glee didn't help No Ordinary Family, it dropped 0.1 with adults 18-49 to a 2.2 rating. But versus the bigger drops the previous two weeks it seemed relatively steady.

Detroit 1-8-7 rose 0.2 vs. last week's finals to a 1.9 rating, tying NBC's Parenthood with adults 18-49 and beating it easily with total viewers.  The 1.9 adults 18-49 rating for Parenthood was a series low.  The Good Wife easily won the 10pm hour and its 2.6 adults 18-49 rating was its best since last March.

With a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating, NCIS: Los Angeles had its best night with adults 18-49 since February 9, 2010.

The Dancing with the Stars Results Show was down 11% from last week with adults 18-49 to a 3.1 rating, its lowest of the season.

With the rest of Fox in repeats, Running Wilde hit a low of 1.2 with adults 18-49, but that was only down 0.2 from last week when it had an original as a lead-in.

Over on the CW,  One Tree Hill saw a small boost with women 18-34 in Glee's absence, rising 0.2 from last week to a 2.0 rating.  Life Unexpected was nearly identical to last week scoring a 1.3 with women 18-34 both weeks.

Late-night data below the primetime table.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 19, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 4.2/12 19.08
NBC Biggest Loser 2.3/7 6.71
ABC No Ordinary Family 2.2/6 7.41
FOX Glee (R) 2.0/6 5.55
CW One Tree Hill 1.0/3 1.91
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.9/10 15.98
ABC Dancing with the Stars 3.1/8 15.27
NBC Biggest Loser 2.7/7 7.32
FOX Rasing Hope (R) 1.7/4 4.35
CW Life Unexpected 0.7/2 1.53
9:30 FOX Running Wilde 1.2/3 3.01
10:00 CBS The Good Wife 2.6/7 12.23
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.9/5 8.29
NBC Parenthood 1.9/5 4.89

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In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
• In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

• At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3 with an encore).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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