CBS won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers.  NCIS was the night’s top program with adults 18-49, though it was down two tenths to a 3.9 rating (it was also tops with total viewers with 19.4 million). But that was still a full point ahead of Fox’s GleeNCIS: Los Angeles drew a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths from last week.  At 10pm Unforgettable was down two tenths to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

After a four weeks, Fox’s New Girl returned , that’s from the 4.3 adults 18-49 rating in its last original on October 4.  Raising Hope was also back after a four week break and was down 14% to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating vs its last Tuesday orginal which drew a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating on October 4 (Raising Hope’s last original was a special Wednesday airing on October 5 that drew a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating). Earlier in the night Glee slipped below the 3.0 threshold to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 18% from its last original and had its second lowest rating ever. For those who immediately leap to the “Fox was idiotic for having baseball screw things” up space, I disagree.

On ABC, Last Man Standing drew a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths from last week and Man Up also dropped two tenths to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating. DWTS results were up two tenths to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating and Body of Proof was also up two tenths to a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC’s Biggest Loser was up 15% to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p and at 10p Parenthood was up 10% to a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, matching its season high.

CW’s 90210 averaged a 0.7 rating with adults 18-49 and Ringer drew a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, steady versus its last original. With adults 18-34 Ringer was up 14% from its last original on 10/18 and with women 18-34 it was up 9%.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 1, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS 3.9/11 19.38
FOX Glee 2.9/8 7.43
ABC Last Man Standing 2.6/8 9.30
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.2/6 6.48
CW 90210 0.7/2 1.50
8:30 ABC Man Up 1.8/5 6.41
9:00 FOX New Girl 3.5/9 7.53
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.4/9 15.59
ABC Dancing with the Stars Results 2.8/7 15.21
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.4/6 6.28
CW Ringer 0.8/2 1.80
9:30 FOX Raising Hope 2.5/6 5.49
10:00 CBS Unforgettable 2.3/6 11.27
NBC Parenthood 2.2/6 5.29
ABC Body of Proof 2.0/5 10.06

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,” 3.0/8; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.6/9; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.2/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/4.
  • At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 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 0.4/4 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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