Ratings: ABC Comedies Rise, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Is Tops on Soft Tuesday

CASEY WILSONABC’s Happy Endings and Apartment 23 had something to smile about this Tuesday, as two of the only shows to rise versus their previous outings.

Happy Endings — with 3.5 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating — gained two tenths in the demo, equaling its best number since the season premiere Similarly, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (3 mil/1.2) scored its best rating since opening Season 2.

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The night’s big winners, though, were CBS’ presentation of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (9.3 mil/3.5) — which despite shedding 24 percent of its demo rating versus last year topped the night in that measure — and NBC’s The Voice (11.3 mil/3.4), which commanded Tuesday’s largest total audience.

Elsewhere….

8 pm | Trailing The Voice, Rudolph led CBS to 10.1 million total viewers and a 2.9 rating, down more than 20 percent year-over-year. A special installment of ABC’s Shark Tank (6.9 mil/1.7) drew its second-largest audience ever. Raising Hope (3.7 mil/1.4) and Ben and Kate (2.7 mil/1.1) both dropped 20 percent. Hart of Dixie, pending adjustment due to NFL preemptions, ostensibly rose to 1.7 mil/0.6.

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9 pm | An NCIS repeat led the hour in total audience (with 11.1 million viewers), while NBC’s Go On drew the best demo (steady at 2.5) and rose 14 percent in audience (to 6.9 mil). NBC’s The New Normal (4.6 mil/1.7) also was up in viewers while flat in the demo. Fox’s New Girl (4.1 mil/2.0) and Mindy Project (2.63 mil/1.3) both dropped 13 percent in the demo. The CW’s Emily Owens (pending NFL adjustments) rose to 1.6 mil/0.4.

10 pm | Trailing the VS strut-fest, Parenthood (4.9 mil/1.7) gained viewers but slipped a tenth in the demo. Private Practice‘s intense Cooper-centric hour drew 4.4 mil and a 1.2, down a tenth.

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What were you tuned into this Tuesday?