FOX won the night among adults 18-49 as another Tuesday edition of The X Factor rose 10% vs. last week to a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating. Note that X Factor has typically been getting increases in the final ratings. The X Factor was also the top rated show among adults 18-49 on the night.

NCIS rose a tenth (3%) to a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating, and topped X Factor in the 8pm hour (vs. 3.8 rating). NCIS: LA also increased (9%) to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. CBS was second for the night with adults 18-49. Unforgettable was even with last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.

ABC’s Last Man Standing fell 10% in its third episode to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating and Man Up! tumbled 21% in its second episode to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. At 9pm Dancing with the Stars results slipped a tenth (4%) to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating.  Body of Proof was even with last week’s 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Biggest Loser was also even with last week’s season low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data. Note the ratings boost for the Tonight Show from the guest appearance from President Obama.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, October 25, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX The X Factor (8-10:30p) 4.3 11 11.779
CBS NCIS 4.0 11 19.045
ABC Last Man Standing 2.8 8 9.818
NBC The Biggest Loser (8-10p) 1.9 5.451
CW Ringer -R 0.4 1 1.027
8:30PM ABC Man Up! 1.9 5 6.746
9:00PM CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 3.7 9 15.882
ABC Dancing With The Stars Results 2.5 6 13.763
CW Ringer -R 0.3 1 0.819
10:00PM CBS Unforgettable 2.5 7 11.285
ABC Body Of Proof 1.9 5 9.636
NBC Prime Suspect -R 1.0 3 2.888

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,” 4.1/11; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.6/9; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/6.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.3/6; “Late Show,” 0.8/4; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

Featuring a guest appearance by President Barack Obama, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” earned its highest metered-market household rating (4.1) for a Tuesday telecast since March 2, 2010 (4.6), night two of Jay Leno’s first week back as host of “Tonight.”

Versus its Tuesday average so far this season, “Tonight” was up 52 percent (4.1 vs. 2.7) in metered-market households.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” with an encore (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2 with an encore).

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” scored its highest metered-market household rating (1.7) for a Tuesday telecast since June 21.

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/2 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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