Fox won the night with adults 18-49, barely edging out CBS. Following its post Super Bowl outing on Sunday, Glee was up  only 2 percent versus its last Tuesday original on December 7 to a 4.5 rating in adults 18-49.   Raising Hope was steady versus its last original with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.  The light is red for  Traffic Light, which premiered to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, though Fox can at least boast that 1.9 is 19% higher than the average for the now canceled Running Wilde.

Against originals on Fox, CBS’s NCIS had a 4.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 9% from last week, but once again cleared 20 million total viewers.  NCIS: LA was down 8% to a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating and The Good Wife was steady with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s The Biggest Loser: Couples was down 11% to a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and Parenthood dropped 14% to a 1.9 rating.

No Ordinary Family tied a series low with a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Both V (1.8 adults 18-49 rating) and Detroit 1-8-7 (1.3)  inched up from last week, but that’s nothing to shout about.

With Glee back and no special wedding episode, One Tree Hill fell dramatically, dropping more than 40% from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating to a 0.7. Hellcats was also down a tenth with adults 18-49.  In CW’s target women 18-34 demographic, One Tree Hill scored a 1.3 rating (down from last week’s 2.4) and Hellcats drew a 1.2 rating down from last week’s 1.3.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, February 8, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Glee 4.5/12 11.47
CBS NCIS 4.2/12 20.30
NBC Biggest Loser Couples 2.8/8 7.94
ABC No Ordinary Family 1.5/4 5.24
CW One Tree Hill 0.7/2 1.63
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.5/9 17.07
NBC Biggest Loser Couples 3.2/9 8.81
FOX Raising Hope 2.8/8 6.78
ABC V 1.8/5 5.39
CW Hellcats 0.7/2 1.69
9:30 FOX Traffic Light (Series Premiere) 1.9/5 4.59
10:00 CBS The Good Wife 2.2/6 11.82
NBC Parenthood 1.9/5 5.24
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.3/4 5.55

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,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 3.2/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.0/7; 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,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.9/4; “Nightline,” 1.0/4; 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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