Ratings: Fox Comedy Block Earns Demo Win

Fueled by Glee‘s return to its regular time slot, Fox’s comedy line-up led the Tuesday demos, whole CBS scored a typically easy win in total viewers.

Opposite TV’s most watched scripted series (NCIS), Glee played to 11.47 million total viewers and cued up a night-leading 4.5 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo — gaining 4 percent in both measures versus its prior Tuesday telecast.

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Leading out of Glee with its first fresh episode in ages, Raising Hope matched its most recent numbers, delivering 6.8 million viewers and a 2.8 rating. Fox’s Traffic Light then debuted to 4.6 million viewers and a 1.9 rating that (faint praise alert!) improved 19 percent upon predecessor Running Wilde‘s final performance.

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Elsewhere on Tuesday:

8/7c | NCIS notched its fourth straight audience of 20 million-plus, dipping an understandable 10 percent from last week’s all-time high. ABC’s No Ordinary Family tied its series-low rating (1.5), while One Tree Hill (0.7) plunged 40 percent from Brooke’s well-attended plunge-taking.

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9/8c | NCIS: Los Angeles (17 million viewers/3.5 rating) retained most of its week-ago audience, while ABC’s V (5.4 mil/1.8) enjoyed gains of 3 and 6 percent, respectively. Hellcats (1.7 million) improved slightly on OTH‘s viewership, but matched its so-so demos.

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10/9c | The Good Wife dominated in total audience (with 11.8 million viewers) and saw an uptick in its demos (with a 2.3 rating). ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7 hit a two-month high in the demos (though with a still-sad 1.3 rating), while NBC’s Parenthood slipped double-digits in both viewers (5.2 mil) and the demos (2.0).

What was your Tuesday TV of choice?

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  1. I believe there is a typo on No Ordinary Family’s rating, it should be a 1.5 rating, right?

    Keep up the good work

  2. Lynn says:

    NCIS was good last night, made me wish Kate was still there instead of the overrated Ziva

    • Valerie says:

      Amen! I have always preferred Caitlin to Ziva.

      • Lyss says:

        Oh god, how could you like Kate more than Ziva! I admit I missed her and this episode made me admit that but there is no way that Kate is better than Ziva! She is the best character on that show!

        • Mcat says:

          In seasons 3-5, I would agree with you, but not anymore. Ziva has become the worst character on that show! It seems like I’m cringing every time she’s on screen. What a shame.

  3. Adrienne says:

    Poor Parenthood. Such a shame too. It’s such a great show and last night’s episode was no exception.

    • KC says:

      Love Parenthood, I just started watching it again and it’s just so good. I hope they give it a chance.

      • Magda says:

        Parenthood was excellent yesterday. One of the best episodes of the season. I wish Ausiello would talk more about it. I´m sick of seeing only Glee everywhere.

  4. Clarissa says:

    I’m surprised Glee’s numbers weren’t higher after those ginormous superbowl ratings.

    Congrats to NCIS on 20+ million again. Last night was GOOD! I miss Kate.

    • Nate says:

      Maybe people finally tuned in to see what an EPIC FAIL Glee is after the super bowl and convinced their brainwashed significant others to stop watching that garbage?

      Is this shows 15 minutes over yet?

      • emteem says:

        Wah. People like a show I don’t like. With only hundreds of channels to choose from how dare one channel on one night for one hour air a show I don’t want to watch? It’s not fair!

  5. Kate C. says:

    the good wife isn’t good…. it is EXCELLENT! how NCIS is the highest rated drama? the world may never know!

    • Clarissa says:

      I agree about the Good wife being good, but unlike you I’m not surprised NCIS is doing so well. It’s a fun crime drama with a great set of characters. It’s hard not to fall in love with them. Last night was pretty great.

  6. Chmarin says:

    The Good Wife should be the one getting 20 million viewers, not NCIS. It’s not that NCIS is a bad show, it’s just that The Good Wife is THAT good.

    Sucks for Traffic Light – definitely an improvement (in quality) over Running Wilde. But FOX didn’t really promote it during the Super Bowl (I think there was one promo and a mention after a Raising Hope promo), so it’s not really unexpected. It seems like they’re just burning off these midseason sitcoms (Traffic Light and Breaking In), hoping for some kind of a ratings miracle while knowing that they’re just gonna put a new sitcom in the fall behind Hope.

    Also, Raising Hope really isn’t that big of a hit everyone seems to think. While a great and funny show, I just think that they got lucky with the 9pm timeslot after Glee. It’s like Samantha Who? airing after Dancing with the Stars @ 10.30 – we all know what happened when ABC tried to move it to Thursday nights. I’m not saying Running Wilde or Traffic Light would pull better numbers behind Glee, it’s that Raising Hope wouldn’t be able to survive anywhere else. Okay, except for after Idol.

    ABC’s lineup is laughable. The only show worth saving of the three, Detroit 187, is the one that has absolutely NO chance of renewal.

  7. ripleyaeryn says:

    V stays quite steady despite the long hiatus (may 2010-january 2011), V has its audience! (and does better demo than NOF since january!)

    Fingers Crossed for season 3!

  8. Lyss says:

    Well, if the teeny boppers (not that I am not one, I am just one with better taste) would realize that Glee, although amazing music, is garbage (I am a Gleek for the music, not the acting) and decide to watch a true tv show that is funny and amazing, NCIS would win the demo. They have the viewers for it!

  9. Allison N says:

    I have a night class from 6:15-8:45(sadface) so all I watch live on Tuesday nights now is White Collar. I resort to CBS.com for NCIS, NCIS LA, and the Goodwife and Hulu for Parenthood.

  10. Esther says:

    NCIS!! And NCIS: Los Angeles. And the Good Wife, if I had time. I love that a show that has actual quality can do so well. :D Hurrah for 20+ mil ratings!!

  11. AndyLuvr says:

    Man, V is my favorite. Hope it gets renewed because Elizabeth Mitchell is just all sorts of awesome as are Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler.

  12. swthompson says:

    It should be safe to say No Ordinary Family is no ordinary failure. V has improved and seems to be finding its swagger– but to what avail? The current head of programming has no dog in this fight. Detroit 187 is terrific, just on a night where CBS seems to have a hammerlock on the audience.

  13. AlistairCrane says:

    For a family with superheroes, No Ordinary Family is so borrrrrrring! And Michael Chiklis is completely unappealing as the father. I cringe when the beautiful Julie Benz has to kiss him.

  14. sherimoonzombie says:

    Thank you jeebus for new episodes of Raising Hope. Oh how I missed you! No other comedy makes me literally cry from laughing so hard. The bit where the two dads were telling different stories that interwove into something TOTALLY inappropriate? Pure comedic writing GOLD.