Ratings: The Good Wife Bounces Back, But Charlie Sheen 'Wins' Time Slot

Things were looking better (gooder?) for The Good Wife this Tuesday, as CBS’ acclaimed drama registered a 16 percent surge in the coveted 18-49 demo, hitting a 2.2 rating. The series also topped the 10 o’clock hour in total viewers, with 11.3 million.

ABC’s special edition of 20/20, however, found itself winning the hour in the demos with a healthy 3.2 rating. The Charlie Sheen interview (No. 38 in a series of 100) played to 9.3 million rubberneckers, more than doubling the numbers put up last week by the Detroit 1-8-7-displacing Primetime.

20/20 also featured this.

Elsewhere this Tuesday:

8/7c | With 20.2 million viewers, the first hour of American Idol edged out NCIS (19.2 mil) in total audience and dominated the demos (with a 6.5 rating). The Biggest Loser held steady, while bubble shows No Ordinary Family (4.3 mil/1.2) and One Tree Hill (1.64 mil/0.8) both suffered double-digit drops.

9/8c | The last half-hour of Idol drew 22.5 million total viewers, setting up Raising Hope for all-time highs in audience (8.76 million) and in the demos (3.4). Trailing NCIS: LA (15.6 mil), V (with its Very sexy closing moment) dipped only slightly (5 million viewers/a 1.8 rating), while Hellcats (1.47 mil/0.6!) tumbled 11 percent-plus.

10/9c | Opposite a surging Good Wife and Carlos Estevez/Rock Star from Mars/the F-18, Parenthood dipped 7 percent, to 5.04 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.

What was your TV tuned into this Tuesday? Did you see this?