TV Ratings: 'Glee' Moonwalks Away With Tuesday Win, 'Ringer' Returns Low and Even
Fox's comedy block, buoyed by the musical salute to Michael Jackson, gives the strongest showing of the night.
Tuesday night served Fox well, bringing a 16 percent jump for its heavily promoted Michael Jackson episode of Glee. According to fast affiliate ratings, the episode scored a 3.6 among adults 18-49 (it's highest since Oct. 4) and matched a season high in total viewers (9 million). New Girl also rose a tenth of a point for a 3.5 in the demo, though Raising Hope was down from its last original two weeks ago for a 2.1 among adults 18-49. The net averaged a 3.2 in 18-49-ers for the night, with 7.5 million viewers.
CBS aired a block of repeats -- NCIS, NCIS:LA, Unforgettable -- but still managed a second place finish with a 1.7 in adults 18-49 and the night's strongest showing in viewers, 10.6 million.
Tied for third were NBC and ABC. Both networks nabbed a 1.6 in adults 18-49, with the alphabet topping in total viewers (5.5 million vs 4.8 million). ABC aired repeats of Last Man Standing, followed by a down Wife Swap (1.9 in the demo) and a repeat of Body of Proof. On NBC, The Biggest Loser, flat with last week's 2.1, led into a repeat of Parenthood.
On the CW, Ringer returned from its eight-week hiatus only to match its season low among adults 18-49. The freshman drama brought in a 0.6 in adults 18-49, losing some of its 90210 lead-in. 90210 was even with the previous week's 0.7, giving the net an average 0.6 for the night and 1.4 million viewers.
More to come.