December 07, 2011 9:07am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Glee' and 'New Girl' Hit Season Lows for Soft Fox Win, Michael Buble Premieres a Modest 'Christmas'
New outings from Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope helped Fox top the competition for the key adults 18-49 demographic on Tuesday, though all three programs were down from last week.
The network averaged a 2.9 rating for the night, with an audience of 6.4 million, kicking things off with a 9 percent dip for Glee. Its 2.9 score among adults 18-49 marked a season low. New Girl also hit a series low, dropping 6 percent to a 3.4 rating. Raising Hope was also down to a 2.2 in the demo, dropping 8 percent from last week.
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CBS and NBC tied for second in the demo, with the former offering a block of reruns. Encores of NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Unforgettable gave the network a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 for the night, with the night's strongest showing in viewers, 10.8 million.
NBC pushed its two-hour The Biggest Loser until 9 p.m. to accommodate A Michael Bublé Christmas. The singer's holiday special posted a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 set for the hour. The Biggest Loser averaged 2.2, giving the network its 2.0 average and a total audience of 6.9 million.
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Other series posting season lows were ABC's Last Man Standing, Man Up! and Body of Proof. Tim Allen's freshman comedy grabbed a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49, while it's struggling neighbor at 8:30 pulled a 1.6. Dana Delany's sophomore drama also dropped to a 1.5. Adding in a block of repeats from The Middle and Suburgatory at 9:00, the net averaged a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 for the night and 5.9 million viewers.
Over on the CW, a new episode of 90210 rose a tenth of a point for a 0.8 with 18-49-ers. A Ringer repeat grabbed just a 0.4.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, Overnight Ratings:
Fox: Glee (7.1 million, 2.9 rating in adults 18-49)
ABC: Last Man Standing (8.7 million, 2.6)
CBS: NCIS (R) (12.7 million viewers, 2.1)
NBC: A Michael Bublé Christmas (7.2 million, 1.5)
The CW: 90210 (1.5 million, 0.8)
ABC: Man Up! (4.8 million, 1.6)
Fox: New Girl (6.8 million, 3.4)
NBC: The Biggest Loser (6.8 million, 2.2)
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles (R) (12.1 million, 2.1)
ABC: The Middle (R) (3.8 million, 1.1)
The CW: Ringer (R) (841,000, 0.4)
Fox: Raising Hope (4.6 million, 2.2)
ABC: Suburgatory (R) (4.0 million, 1.3)
NBC: The Biggest Loser (6.7 million, 2.3)
CBS: Unforgettable (R) (7.8 million, 1.6)
ABC: Body of Proof (7.2 million, 1.5)