TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Glee' Falls, Still Leads Fox Win; 'V' Finale Edges Up

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March 16th, 2011

Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS Uni ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.0/9 2.3/7 1.9/6 1.7/5 1.3/4 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.1/10 1.6/5 1.1/4 1.9/6 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.959 6.634 10.836 4.352 4.857 0.817

Fox won Tuesday night with adults 18-49, and while Glee led the night in the demo, it was down noticeably from last week. Was it Daylight Saving Time? Adults 18-49 viewing was down overall 6% in the 8-9pm hour last night vs. last Tuesday. While ABC (with a NOF repeat at 8pm) was beaten by Univision with adults 18-49.

Glee drew a Tuesday best 4.0 adults 18-49 rating, but that was down 13% vs. last Tuesday. Raising Hope slipped 7% vs. last week to a 2.5 rating, while Traffic Light bucked the trend, rising a tenth to a 1.6 rating.

The V season (series?) finale edged up a tenth of a point (6%) vs. last week to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. Following it, Detroit 1-8-7's 1.3 rating was up two tenths (18%) from last week.

NBC's The Biggest Loser fell 7% vs. last week to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, March 15, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX Glee 3.9 13 10.419
NBC THE Biggest Loser:  COUPLES 2.3 8 7.023
CBS NCIS - R 2.1 7 12.048
ABC No Ordinary Family - R 0.9 3 3.677
CW One Tree Hill - R 0.3 1 0.889
8:30 FOX Glee 4.2 13 11.174
NBC THE Biggest Loser:  COUPLES 2.5 8 7.318
CBS NCIS - R 2.3 7 13.045
ABC No Ordinary Family - R 0.9 3 3.268
CW One Tree Hill - R 0.3 1 0.908
9:00 NBC THE Biggest Loser:  COUPLES 2.8 8 8.262
FOX Raising Hope 2.5 7 6.298
CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES - R 2.2 6 12.543
ABC V 1.7 5 5.169
CW HELLCATS - R 0.3 1 0.729
CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES - R 2.2 6 12.484
ABC V 1.9 5 5.427
CW HELLCATS - R 0.2 1 0.744
10:00 NBC AMERICA'S Next Great Restaurant -R 1.6 5 4.155
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.4 4 5.858
CBS THE Good Wife - R 1.3 4 7.876
10:30 NBC AMERICA'S Next Great Restaurant -R 1.5 5 3.763
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.2 4 5.742
CBS THE Good Wife - R 1.1 3 7.022

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

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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