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.
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.
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.
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.
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?