Ratings: Fox Comedy Block Earns Demo Win

Fueled by Glee‘s return to its regular time slot, Fox’s comedy line-up led the Tuesday demos, whole CBS scored a typically easy win in total viewers.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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