Fox won the night with adults 18-49 as Glee led all programs with a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. CBS repeats captured the PR friendly total viewers crown.

Glee was up 5% from its last original on February 22. Raising Hope was up 17% from the last time it followed Glee to a 2.8 rating.  How much of that gain was Glee being higher and how much was extra sampling last week after American Idol is hard to say, but that extra sampling didn’t help Traffic Light which was down 6% versus its last regularly scheduled episode to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

V was down 6% to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating tying its series low for a regular original episode.  Detroit 1-8-7 slid 8% from its last original to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s The Biggest Loser was up 21% from last week’s low (when it went against American Idol) to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating between 8-1op.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, March 8, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Glee 4.6/14 11.96
NBC Biggest Loser 2.6/8 7.39
CBS NCIS (R) 2.3/7 13.43
ABC No Ordinary Family (R) 1.0/3 4.04
CW One Tree Hill (R) 0.4/1 0.98
9:00 NBC Biggest Loser 3.2/8 8.81
FOX Raising Hope 2.8/8 6.82
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles (R) 2.6/7 13.40
ABC V 1.7/5 4.94
CW Hellcats (R) 0.5/1 1.18
9:30 FOX Traffic Light 1.5/4 3.83
10:00 CBS The Good Wife (R) 1.3/4 8.26
NBC Parenthood (R) 1.2/4 3.17
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.1/3 5.10

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,” 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7 with an encore; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.2/4 with an encore.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/3 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.6/3 with an encore; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore.

• At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS’s first-run “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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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