February 22, 2012 8:58am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Glee,' 'Body of Proof,' 'Biggest Loser' Rise; 'NCIS' Dominates Tuesday
CBS topped Tuesday, just edging out Fox among adults 18-49. Fast affiliate ratings give the net a 2.9 in the key demo and a sizable victory among total viewers: 15.3 million.
Driving the victory was NCIS. The procedural was down a tenth of a point from last week, but still pulled the night's best showing, a 3.8 in adults 18-49. NCIS:LA followed with a 2.9, and Unforgettable finished the night, down 17 percent to a series low of 1.9.
On Fox, Glee saw a small uptick with its winter finale. The series pulled in a 2.9 in 18-49-ers, a 4 percent gain over last week. New Girl dipped a tenth of a point for a 3.0 in the demo, and Raising Hope climbed to a 2.2. The net had a 2.8 among adults 18-49 for the night, with 6.5 million viewers.
The Biggest Loser saw a 10 percent gain among adults 18-49. NBC's two-hour broadcast matched its best showing since Jan. 10, pulling in a 2.3 rating. Parenthood also climbed for a 1.7 in the demo, giving the net a 2.1 for the night and 6.1 million viewers.
A flat Last Man Standing, pulling in another 2.2 among adults 18-49, led into a new low for Cougar Town. The comedy was down a tenth of a point for a 1.7 in the demo. The River also scored a 1.7, steady with the previous week, while Body of Proof saw a 17 percent gain for a 1.4 among 18-49-ers. Altogether, ABC brought in a 1.7 in the demo and 5.8 million viewers.
Ringer rose from the previous week's lows, giving it a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49. The CW series managed to built on its lead-in, an encore of Hart of Dixie.