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I am prepared to add a new Fan Excuse Bingo square to the cards today, “Everyone was watching the Chilean Miner Rescue!”.

ABC’s rookie No Ordinary Family kept falling, down 12% to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Dancing With The Stars results show was up 3% to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. The still likely to be cancelled by the end of the season Detroit 1-8-7 held steady with a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On Fox, Glee moved up a tenth of a ratings point to a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. Raising Hope held steady with a 2.6 rating, but Running Wilde kept falling too, down 17% to a 1.5 rating

At NBC, The Biggest Loser ticked up a tenth of a point vs. last week to a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. Parenthood stayed flat, matching last week’s series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, NCIS rose 5% from last week to a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: LA was up a tenth of a ratings point to a 3.5 rating. The Good Wife ticked up a tenth to a 2.6 rating.

On the CW, the Life Unexpected / One Tree Hill crossover provided no boost to Life Unexpected. It had a 1.4 ratings in the CW target women 18-34 demo which was the same as its FINAL rating last week, (its fast affiliate overnight results last week were a 1.6 rating for women 18-34). One Tree Hill’s 1.8 rating for women 18-34 was even with last week’s fast affiliate rating.

CBS and Fox tied for the night’s lead in the advertising focused 18-49 ratings, the first time CBS has done that for a Tuesday this season. CBS topped the press release friendly average viewership.

Late-night data below the primetime table.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 12, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX Glee 4.5 13 10.720
CBS NCIS 3.8 11 18.303
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.3 7 6.531
ABC No Ordinary Family 2.2 6 7.481
CW One Tree Hill 1.0 3 2.089
8:30 FOX Glee 4.7 12 11.529
CBS NCIS 4.0 11 19.631
ABC No Ordinary Family 2.4 6 7.884
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.4 6 6.717
CW One Tree Hill 0.9 2 1.794
9:00 CBS NCIS: LA 3.4 9 15.887
ABC Dancing With The Stars 3.3 9 15.143
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.8 7 7.306
FOX Raising Hope 2.6 7 6.346
CW Life Unexpected 0.8 2 1.670
9:30 CBS NCIS: LA 3.6 9 16.227
ABC Dancing With The Stars 3.5 9 16.230
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.9 8 7.426
FOX Running Wilde 1.5 4 3.534
CW Life Unexpected 0.7 2 1.651
10:00 CBS The Good Wife 2.7 7 12.337
NBC Parenthood 2.0 5 4.817
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.9 5 8.096
10:30 CBS The Good Wife 2.4 7 11.269
NBC Parenthood 1.9 5 4.557
ABC Detroit 1-8-7 1.6 4 6.760

Late-Night Metered Markets via NBC:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.5/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.9/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.8/9; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.3/7.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/3; “Late Show,” 0.8/3; “Nightline,” 1.5/6; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.9/5.

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” (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 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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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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