Holly (guest star Gwyneth Paltrow, C) performs "Singing in the Rain" and "Umbrella" with New Directions in "The Substitute" episode of GLEE; Credit: Adam Rose/FOX

Fox won the night with adults 18-49 as Glee was up 7% to a 4.9 rating with adults 18-49 (last week 4.6).  The increase didn’t hurt Raising Hope which was up 8%  to 2.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Last week Parenthood was NBC’s top scripted hour-long drama with a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, but last night it dropped back 14% to a series low 1.8, tying with Detroit 1-8-7 and trailing the hour in total viewers by a wide margin.  Detroit 1-8-7 was up 0.1 from last week’s final numbers with adults 18-49.

No Ordinary Family slipped 23% from last week’s 2.2 adults 18-49 rating all the way down to a series low 1.7 rating. Ouch.  Dancing with the Stars-Results show was down 3% to a 3.3 rating.

CBS was very consistent week-to-week.  NCIS was down 0.1 with adults 18-49 to a 3.9 rating, but both NCIS: LA (3.3) and The Good Wife (2.2) were flat vs. the previous week.

The Biggest Loser was up 0.1 versus last week to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating between 8pm-10pm, making the drop for Parenthood a little bit more of a head scratcher.

Both One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected were down 0.1 with adults 18-49 vs. last week.  With women 18-34, One Tree Hill was up 0.2 to a 1.8 rating, and Life Unexpected dropped 0.2 to a 1.1 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, November 16, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Glee 4.9/14 11.64
CBS NCIS 3.9/11 19.41
NBC Biggest Loser 2.2/6 6.56
ABC No Ordinary Family 1.7/5 6.69
CW One Tree Hill 0.9/3 1.91
9:00 ABC Dancing With the Stars 3.3/9 17.22
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.3/9 15.75
NBC Biggest Loser 2.7/7 7.16
FOX Rasing Hope 2.7/7 6.13
CW Life Unexpected 0.6/2 1.36
9:30 FOX Rasing Hope (R) 1.8/5 3.99
10:00 CBS The Good Wife 2.2/6 11.70
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.8/5 8.36
NBC Parenthood 1.8/5 4.80

via NBC press notes:

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,” 2.9/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.5/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/6.

• 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,” 1.0/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

• At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.2/4 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” (0.5/3 in 18-49) 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 and a 0.3/2 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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