TV Ratings: 'Glee' Rises With Houston Tribute, 'L.A. Complex' Tanks
"The Voice" is tops among adults 18-49, though Fox wins the night -- and, on ABC, "Cougar Town" manages to post small growth without an original lead-in as "Private Practice" rebounds.
A boosted Glee gave Fox a victory among adults 18-49 on Tuesday night. The series' musical to tribute to Whitney Houston rose three-tenths of a point for a 2.7 rating in the demo, topping New Girl -- which brought in a 2.6 with 18-49-ers. Fox averaged a 2.4 rating with adults 18-49 for the night and 5.5 million viewers.
The Voice was mostly steady with last week's results show, losing just a tenth of a point for a 3.2 rating with adults 18-49. The night's dominant broadcast, it joined The Biggest Loser (2.2 in the demo) and Fashion Star (up one-tenth of a point to a 1.6) and pushed the network to an average 2.3 rating among adults and 6.7 million viewers.
ABC saw small growth for Cougar Town (up to a 1.5 with adults 18-49) despite the lead from a Last Man Standing repeat. Dancing With the Stars' results show dipped a tenth to a 2.4 demo rating, and Private Practice climbed a half-point for a 2.2 rating with 18-49-ers. The network averaged a 2.0 rating in the demo and 9.3 million viewers for the night.
Another night of encores brought a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 for CBS, though the network still managed to top all others in total viewers with 9.9 million viewers.
On the CW, The L.A. Complex got off to a very slow start, losing steam from Ringer's already soft showing in the 9 p.m. slot. The Canadian-produced drama netted just a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49, losing half of 90210's 0.6-rated lead.