CBS won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers.  NCIS saw a season high in total viewers, going over the 20 million mark for the first time this season. It was also up two tenths versus last week to a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: LA was steady versus last week with a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating and Unforgettable was up a tenth to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Fox’s Glee was up a tenth versus last week to a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating and New Girl was down a tenth to a 3.5 adults 18-49 rating (note: both were adjusted up in the finals last week). Raising Hope dropped four tenths to a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating though on the upside it won its half hour with adults 18-34.

ABC’s Last Man Standing was down only 4% but still to a series low 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.  Man Up! also dropped to series lows, down another tenth to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.  The DWTS results show was down a tenth to a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. A special “In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts’ aired at 10pm and drew a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s The Biggest Loser was up a tenth vs. last week to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating from 8-10p. Parenthood fell two tenths to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, though it won the hour with adults 18-34.

CW’s 90210 inched up a tenth with adults 18-49 to a 0.8 rating, but Ringer was down a tenth from last week to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 8, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 4.1/11 20.31
FOX Glee 3.1/8 6.90
ABC Last Man Standing 2.6/7 9.21
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10p) 2.4/6 6.81
CW 90210 0.8/2 1.55
8:30 ABC Man Up! 1.7/5 6.22
9:00 FOX The New Girl 3.5/9 6.80
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.4/8 15.59
ABC Dancing with the Stars Results 2.7/7 14.85
CW Ringer 0.7/2 1.69
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 2.1/5 4.62
10:00 CBS Unforgettable 2.4/7 11.62
NBC Parenthood 2.0/6 5.24
ABC In the Spotlight with Robin Robert 1.7/5 8.64

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,” 2.8/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.2/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.8/4; “Nightline,” 0.9/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.
  • 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” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 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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