CBS easily won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers. NCIS was even with last week with a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating and had nearly 21 million total viewers. NCIS: LA shed a tenth to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. Unforgettable fell back shedding four tenths (15%) from last week to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, tying its season low.

ABC’s Last Man Standing shed two tenths to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, tying its low and Work It shed four tenths to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Celebrity Wife Swap was even with last week with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating and Body of Proof was up a tenth to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s The Biggest Loser was even with last week with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p. Parenthood inched up a tenth to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Note: local preemptions for republican presidential primary coverage might cause more adjustments to the final numbers than usual.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, January 10, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 4.1/11 20.87
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.3/6 6.41
ABC Last Man Standing 2.2/6 7.91
FOX Glee (R) 1.1/3 3.13
CW Movie: Table for Three 0.3/1 0.75
8:30 ABC Work It 1.6/4 5.10
9:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.4/8 16.77
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.5/6 6.87
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 2.1/5 5.24
FOX New Girl (R) 1.3/3 3.33
CW Movie: Table for Three 0.2/1 0.60
9:30 FOX Raising Hope (R) 1.0/3 2.83
10:00 CBS Unforgettable 2.2/6 11.25
NBC Parenthood 1.8/5 4.84
ABC Body of Proof 1.6/4 6.92

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,” 2.8/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.7/6; 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,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 0.7/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 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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