Ratings: Cougar Town Enjoys Baby Bump, River Rises Slightly, New Girl at New Low

Put down Big Carl, because the news for Cougar Town is good this week, as the ABC comedy rose double digits to 4.61 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating. That marks the show’s largest audience since the season opener, and its best 18-49 performance in three weeks.

ABC’s The River also saw a(n albeit small) gain in the demo — up a tenth to 1.4 — while holding steady in audience (at 4 mil). How about that final scene?!

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On the Bad News side of this Tuesday’s the board, New Girl (5.12 mil/2.6) was down 11 and 7 percent to a new demo low.

Elsewhere on the night, as CBS placed No. 1 in both total viewers and the 18-49 demo…

8 pm | NCIS (18.6 mil/3.3) added a handful of eyeballs but dipped two tenths to a season-low demo. Last Man Standing (7 mil/1.9) dropped 14 percent to a series-low demo. The Biggest Loser held steady at 6.6 mil/2.2. Fox’s Raising Hope (3.8 mil/1.6) and Teenage Daughter (2.98 mil/1.2) both were down double digits. 90210 (1.3 mil/0.7) was up 9 and 17 percent.

9 pm | NCIS: LA led the hour with 16.1 million total viewers and a 2.8 rating, but dipped 10 percent in the demo to match its season low. Fox’s Breaking In (2.96 mil/1.3) dropped 12 percent. Ringer, at 1.16 mil and a 0.5, gained a few viewers and a tenth in the demo.

10 pm | CBS bubble show Unforgettable, with 11.3 million total viewers and a 2.1 demo rating, was up 14 and 11 percent. (In red-headed gorgeousness, it rose 28 percent.) NBC’s Fashion Star (4.9 mil/1.8) rose 7 and 13 percent versus its premiere.