March 21, 2012 9:02am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Low 'NCIS' Wins Tuesday, 'Biggest Loser' Outperforms Fox Comedy Block
CBS returned from encores for a Tuesday win among adults 18-49 (2.7 rating) and viewers (15.3 million) -- despite tentpole NCIS hitting a season low of a 3.3 in the demo. NCIS: LA tied its own season low of a 2.8, while Unforgettable saw a 11 percent jump with a 2.1 in adults.
The Biggest Loser got a 5 percent bump for its two-hour broadcast with a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49, enough to push NBC ahead of Fox's comedy block. Fashion Star rebounded slightly from its muddy debut. The reality series grew 13 percent over last week's premiere, notching a 1.8 in the demo and helping the network to its second-place finish of a 2.1 rating with 18-49-ers and 6 million viewers.
On Fox, all four comedies hit season lows, giving the network a 1.7 demo rating for the night and 3.7 million viewers. Raising Hope was down to a 1.6 among adults 18-49, followed by I Hate My Teenage Daughter (1.2), New Girl (2.6) and Breaking In (1.3).
Tim Allen's Last Man Standing hit a season low on ABC, dropping 14 percent for a 1.9 in the demo. Cougar Town managed to grow the same amount for a 1.6 in adults, and The River inched up to a 1.4 for its finale. Adding a repeat of Body of Proof, ABC brought in a 1.3 rating with adults and 4.8 million viewers.
New episodes of 90210 (0.7) and Ringer (0.5), both up, gave The CW a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 for the night and 1.2 million viewers.