Fox’s Glee (4.5/12, 11.5 million) picked up where it left off in December, up 2% vs. its last regular original on Dec. 7. The musical dramedy didn’t get a ratings boost from its high-profile airing after the Super Bowl on Sunday but still ranked as the top program of the night in 18-49, edging slot rival NCIS (4.2/12, 20.6 million), which was down a modest 9% vs. last week when it faced a Glee repeat and topped the 20 million viewer mark for a fourth consecutive original airing to rank as the most watched program of the night.
Also on par with its last original on Dec. 7 was Fox’s comedy Raising Hope (2.8/8, 6.8 million). But, despite favorable reviews, midseason comedy Traffic Light had a low-rated debut at 9:30 PM with a 1.9/5 in 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall. That is down significantly from the fall premiere of the now defunct Fox comedy Running Wilde (2.5/7) in the same slot with a similar demo lead-in from Raising Hope (3.1/8). Fox still won the night in 18-49 (3.4/9), barely edging CBS (3.3/9).
ABC’s No Ordinary Family (1.5/4, 5.2 million) was down 17% from its last original 3 weeks ago and finished a distant fourth in the 8 PM hour, tying its series low. With a new Family as a lead-in vs. a repeat last week, V (1.8/5, 5.4 million) was up 6% from last week, while Detroit 1-8-7 (1.3/4, 5.6 million) was up 8% to post its highest numbers in 2 months. Still, like NBC’s Monday lineup where the highest-rated show drew a 1.7 demo rating this week, ABC’s all-freshman Tuesday lineup needs a makeover.
Following NCIS, NCIS: LA (3.5/9, 17 million) was down 8% from last week, while The Good Wife (2.2/6, 11.8 million) was flat. Both shows topped their time slots in 18-49 and viewers. CBS won the night in total viewers (16.4 million).
NBC’s The Biggest Loser: Couples (3.0/8, 8.4 million) was down 9% from last week, while Parenthood (1.9/5, 5.2 million) was surprisingly down 14% after finishing tied with The Good Wife in the demo last week.
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