V wrapped up its shortened second season with an audience of 5.3 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo — up 6 percent week-to-week in both measures. Detroit‘s penultimate freshman outing in turn copped 5.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, up 14 and 8 percent, respectively. In fact, the cop drama hit its best numbers since Dec. 7.(REMINDER: The Detroit 1-8-7 season finale airs this Sunday at 10/9c.)
That said, both of the ABC fence-riders trailed all time-slot rivals — reruns and all — in the 18-49 demo.
As for the infamous, oft-cited Daylight Saving Time effect, Glee succumbed the most of any new Tuesday show, dipping 10 percent in both viewers (to 10.8 mil) and in the demo (4.1). Fox’s musical dramedy nonetheless easily won the night among the 18-49 crowd.
Elsewhere on Tuesday:
* The Biggest Loser: Couples averaged 7.97 million viewers and a 2.7 rating, shedding 7 percent of its week-ago demo numbers.
* In the 9 o’clock hour, Fox’s Raising Hope (6.3 mil/2.5) slipped 8 and 11 percent, while lead-out Traffic Light enjoyed slightly better retention this week, notching a 7 percent gain in the demo (with a 1.6).
* At 10 pm, what I believe was a repeat (leftovers?) of NBC’s floundering Next Great Restaurant placed third in total viewers, serving fewer than 4 mil.
What did you watch this Tuesday?