TV Ratings Tuesday: 'New Girl' Leads Fox Win; 'Parenthood,' '90210' Rise, While Post-Premiere Declines Vary

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September 28th, 2011

Scoreboard FOX CBS NBC ABC Uni CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.6/9 3.4/9 2.2/6 2.2/6 1.8/5 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 4.0/12 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.4/4 1.8/5 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 8.058 15.865 5.688 10.927 3.939 1.843

As should be expected, all the Tuesday night shows that premiered last week saw ratings declines last night, some more than others.

Fox again topped the Tuesday adults 18-49 ratings as Glee's 3.6 adults 18-49 rating was down 10% from its premiere last week. New Girl fell 9% from its premiere last week to a 4.4 adults 18-49 rating. Raising Hope drifted down 6% vs. its premiere to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

CBS's NCIS dropped just a tenth (2%) vs. its premiere to a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating, NCIS:LA shed just a tenth (3%) as well to a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating. Unforgettable dropped 14% from its premiere last week to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

ABC Dancing with the Stars 8pm performance show dropped 14% to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, while at 9pm the Dancing with the Stars Results Show fell a tenth of a point (3%) to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Body Of Proof slid 14% from its premiere to a series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC had the most stable night as The Biggest Loser was down a tenth of a point from last week's premiere to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood was up a tenth (5%) vs. last week to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

CW 90210 rose a tenth vs. last week's episode to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Ringer was even with last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, September 27, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS NCIS 4.0 12 18.366
FOX Glee 3.5 10 8.128
NBC THE Biggest Loser 2.1 6 5.841
ABC Dancing with the Stars: 1.6 5 8.748
CW 90210 0.9 3 1.777
8:30PM CBS NCIS 4.3 12 19.996
FOX Glee 3.7 10 8.543
NBC THE Biggest Loser 2.2 6 5.567
ABC Dancing with the Stars: 1.9 5 9.855
CW 90210 0.8 2 1.584
9:00PM FOX New Girl 4.4 11 9.261
CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES 3.5 9 16.372
NBC THE Biggest Loser 2.3 6 5.796
CW RINGER 0.9 2 2.007
9:30PM CBS NCIS:  LOS ANGELES 3.5 9 15.887
FOX Raising Hope 2.9 7 6.300
CW RINGER 0.9 2 2.003
10:00PM CBS Unforgettable 2.5 6 12.622
NBC PARENTHOOD 2.2 6 5.541
ABC Body Of Proof 2.0 5 9.931
10:30PM CBS Unforgettable 2.5 7 11.949
NBC PARENTHOOD 2.2 6 5.496
ABC Body Of Proof 1.8 5 8.928

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; 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,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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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