Ratings: NCIS and X Factor Lead Night, Ringer and Unforgettable Up, Last Man Standing Down

NCIS and a special Tuesday installment of The X Factor vied for bragging rights last night.

TV’s most-watched drama of course topped the night in total viewers (with 19 million), but had to settle for a tie with the Fox reality hit in the demo (with both shows scoring a 3.8).

Tuesday’s big gainers were CBS’ Unforgettable, flirting with 12 million viewers and up 9 percent to a 2.5 rating; The CW’s Ringer, now at 1.8 million viewers and up 14 percent to a 0.8 rating; and Body of Proof (9.5 mil/1.9), inching up a bit on both counts.

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On the losing side, ABC’s Last Man Standing (10.2 million/3.0) dropped 23 and 17 percent from its strong premiere, while the freshman comedy Man Up (7.8 mil/2.4) let slip some 20 percent of its lead-in. (ABC notes that Man Up trounced The Biggest Loser in the 8:30 half hour, and was up versus what No Ordinary Family was doing in the time period a year ago.)

Elswehere on the night:

* The Biggest Loser (5.15 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating) shed a bit of its demo.

* Facing stiff competition, 90210 (1.44 mil/0.7) dipped 6 and 12 percent week-to-week.

* NCIS: Los Angeles (15.3 mil/3.3) held steady to lead the 9 o’clock hour in total audience, while the second half of X Factor out up a better demo rating (with a 4.0). The Dancing With the Stars results show (13.55 mil/2.6) plunged 20 percent week-to-week.

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* At 10pm, Unforgettable led in viewers and in the demo, followed by Body of Proof. Parenthood (5 mil/2.0) was down a hair, but built on Biggest Loser‘s rating and edged out Body of Proof in the demo.

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