TV Ratings Tuesday: Fox & CBS Tie; With 'NCIS,' 'Good Wife,' 'Raising Hope,' 'Biggest Loser,' At Lows; But 'V' Gains

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February 16th, 2011

Scoreboard FOX CBS NBC Uni ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/8 3.0/8 2.5/7 1.5/4 1.5/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.1/10 1.8/6 1.8/5 1.7/5 1.0/3 0.9/3
Total Viewers (million) 7.513 15.900 6.839 4.033 5.212 1.671

Fox and CBS tied in the adults 18-49 ratings as most broadcast shows ratings fell vs. last week.

On Fox, Glee slipped 9% vs. last week to a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating. Raising Hope tumbled 19% to a series low 2.2 rating. Traffic Light tumbled too, down 21% to just a 1.5 rating, a series low in its short, and certain to end badly, life.

CBS's NCIS fell 12% vs. last week to a season low 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS:LA was down 6% vs. last week to a 3.3 rating. The Good Wife fell 9% vs. last week, tieing its series low 2.0 rating.

ABC's No Ordinary Family was even with last week's series low 1.5 rating. V, bucking the general trend, rose 6% to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Detroit 1-8-7 fell 8% to a 1.2 rating.

On NBC, Biggest Loser's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating was a season low, down 10% from last week, and Parenthood's 1.9 rating was even with last week.

The CW's One Tree Hill rose 13% vs. last week to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, and Hellcats was even with last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. In the CW target women 18-34 rating, OTH's 1.2 rating was down 8%, and Hellcats 1.2 rating was even vs. last week.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, February 15, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX Glee 4.1 12 10.263
CBS NCIS 3.5 10 18.977
NBC THE Biggest Loser:  COUPLES 2.3 7 6.922
ABC No Ordinary Family 1.5 4 5.292
CW One Tree Hill 0.8 2 1.850
8:30 FOX Glee 4.3 12 10.653
CBS NCIS 3.8 11 19.970
NBC THE Biggest Loser:  COUPLES 2.5 7 7.027
ABC No Ordinary Family 1.4 4 4.789
CW One Tree Hill 0.7 2 1.604
9:00 CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES 3.3 9 17.049
NBC THE Biggest Loser:  COUPLES 2.9 8 8.099
FOX Raising Hope 2.2 6 5.567
ABC V 1.8 5 5.278
CW HELLCATS 0.7 2 1.611
9:30 CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES 3.3 9 16.602
NBC THE Biggest Loser:  COUPLES 3.3 9 8.790
ABC V 1.9 5 5.498
CW HELLCATS 0.7 2 1.617
10:00 CBS THE Good Wife 2.1 6 11.814
NBC PARENTHOOD 2.0 6 5.319
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.2 3 5.322
10:30 CBS THE Good Wife 2.0 6 10.987
NBC PARENTHOOD 1.8 5 4.875
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.2 3 5.094

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

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.

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

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