TV Ratings: 'Glee' and 'New Girl' Hit Season Lows for Soft Fox Win, Michael Buble Premieres a Modest 'Christmas'
Fox regained dominance among adults 18-49 this Tuesday, despite dips across the board, while NBC's holiday special failed to do as well as "The Biggest Loser" in the same slot.
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.
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.
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)