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Returning after a repeat week with a Rocky Horror Halloween themed episode, Fox’s Glee rose 4% to a 4.8 adults 18-49 rating vs. 2 weeks ago to lead the night. Raising Hope’s 9pm new episode 2.6 rating was even with its last new episode 2 weeks ago, while its 9:30 episode  scored a 2.3 rating, better than every Running Wilde episode in that timeslot except the premiere.

Fox topped the night in the advertiser important adults 18-49 ratings, while CBS lead in the press release friendly average viewership.

On ABC, No Ordinary Family’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating was down 9% from last week to a new series low. Dancing With The Stars results fell a tenth of a point to a 3.0 rating. Detroit 1-8-7 was up a tenth to a 2.0 rating. There was a DWTS overrrun into the 10pm hour which increases the chances of a D187 downward adjustment.

CBS was down across the night. NCIS fell 5% to a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS:LA was down 13% to a season low 3.4 rating, and The Good Wife slipped 8% to a season low 2.4 rating.

NBC’s Biggest Loser fell 8% to a Fall series low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood, perhaps sensing the bear closing in, was up 5% to a 2.0 rating.

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Late-night data below the primetime table.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 26, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX Glee 4.7 13 11.201
CBS NCIS 3.9 11 19.386
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.1 6 6.158
ABC No Ordinary Family 1.9 5 7.215
CW One Tree Hill (repeat) 0.6 2 1.419
8:30 FOX Glee 4.9 13 11.705
CBS NCIS 4.2 11 20.370
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.3 6 6.522
ABC No Ordinary Family 2.1 6 7.592
CW One Tree Hill (repeat) 0.4 1 0.989
9:00 CBS NCIS: LA 3.4 9 16.262
ABC Dancing With The Stars 2.9 8 15.075
FOX Raising Hope 2.6 7 6.288
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.4 6 6.893
CW Life Unexpected (repeat) 0.5 1 1.008
9:30 CBS NCIS: LA 3.4 9 15.783
ABC Dancing With The Stars 3.0 8 15.917
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.7 7 7.381
FOX Raising Hope 2.3 6 5.499
CW Life Unexpected (repeat) 0.5 1 0.966
10:00 CBS The Good Wife 2.5 7 12.846
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 2.1 6 9.591
NBC Parenthood 2.1 6 4.970
10:30 CBS The Good Wife 2.3 7 12.227
NBC Parenthood 2.0 6 4.868
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.9 6 8.074

via NBC:

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,” 3.0/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.3/8; 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,” 0.9/4; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 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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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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