Fox was all new for the first Tuesday since mid-December, and topped the night’s adults 18-49 ratings on a night with CBS in repeats. Glee’s 3.0 adults 18-49 rating was even with its last new episode. New Girl returned with a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth vs. a 3.3 rating for its last new episode, and Raising Hope was back with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating even with its last new episode.

The series premiere of CW’s Remodeled at 9pm drew just a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. Ouch. The return of 90210 after a five week repeat break scored a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths (25%) vs. a 0.8 rating for its last new episode.

ABC’s Last Man Standing had a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, up sharply (24%) vs. a series low 2.1 rating last week. Following a LMS repeat instead of the yanked Work It!. Celebrity Wife Swap had the same 2.1 adults 18-49 rating as last week. Body of Proof matched last week’s 1.6 adults 18-49 rating as well.

NBC’s The Biggest Loser drew a season low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p, down a tenth vs. a 2.4 rating last week. Parenthood had another season low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating matching last week.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, January 17, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Glee 3.0 8 7.468
ABC Last Man Standing 2.6 7 8.567
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.3 6 6.600
CBS NCIS -R 2.2 6 13.095
CW 90210 0.6 2 1.313
8:30PM ABC Last Man Standing -R 2.0 5 6.535
9:00PM FOX New Girl 3.4 8 6.921
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 2.1 5 5.882
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.7 4 9.294
CW Remodeled (series premiere) 0.3 1 0.707
9:30PM FOX Raising Hope 2.3 6 5.129
10:00PM NBC Parenthood 1.7 5 4.916
ABC Body Of Proof 1.6 4 7.868
CBS Unforgettable -R 1.5 4 7.284

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,” 2.5/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.5/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.1/4). 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 0.8/3 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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