Ratings: Did Paula's Dance Show Step Lively?

CBS’s Live To Dance, featuring Idol alum Paula Abdul, got off on the right foot in its Tuesday debut, topping both the 8 and 9 o’clock hours in total viewers (with an average of 10.23 million).

The Biggest Loser: Couples, however, stepped on Paula’s toes by dominating the demos with its own two-hour premiere — despite dropping 25 percent (8.74 million total viewers) from its year-ago opener.

Elsewhere on Tuesday night, as TV continued its return from the winter doldrums:

• At 8 pm, No Ordinary Family placed third in total viewers (6.75 mil) and the demos, enjoying a small uptick from its last new episode.

• The Season 2 arrival of ABC’s V was understandably down sharply from the series premiere. But versus the Season 1 finale, it was up 12 percent in total viewers (6.6 mil) and on par in the demos.

• Opposite a well-performing NCIS repeat (which led the night with 10.28 million viewers), Parenthood saw a 34 percent gain in audience (6 mil) and a 21 percent bump in the demos. Bravo, Bravermans!

Did you check out any of Tuesday’s big premieres or returns?