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TV Ratings: 'New Girl' Continues to Top Tuesday, 'The Biggest Loser' Hits Fall Low

CBS' "NCIS" tops Fox's "Glee" in the adults 18-49 demo for the third straight week; The CW's "Ringer" struggles.

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Due to baseball playoffs, many primetime programs on Tuesday dipped. But Fox notched a third straight victory on the night among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demo with a solid performance from its lineup.

This is becoming routine: New Girl (8.6 million total viewers, 4.3 rating in adults 18-49 demographic), down 4 percent in the demo, was the highest-rated program of the night -- and among the younger adults 18-34 category. Raising Hope (6.5 million, 2.9) remained steady from the previous week.

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Glee (8.3 million, 3.5) dipped 5 percent at 8 p.m., placing second in the key demo to CBS' older-skewing NCIS. (Thus far this season, NCIS also outrated the musical comedy.) Fox won the night, averaging a 3.6 rating in primetime, while placing third in viewers with a 7.9 million average.

NBC's weight loss series The Biggest Loser (5.6 million, 2.0) sank 13 percent to its lowest-rated fall telecast to date, and Parenthood (5 million, 2.0) didn't right the ship, dipping 9 percent.

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ABC's Dancing With the Stars results show (14.8 million, 2.8) saw a 3 percent decrease following a DWTS recap. Still, DWTS topped its 9 p.m. hour among total viewers, edging out NCIS: LA. Dana Delaney's Body of Proof (10.2 million, 2.1) was the only exception on a night of lower ratings performances, jumping 17 percent.

CBS' NCIS franchise went down slightly, 2 percent for NCIS (18.8 million, 4.1) and 6 percent for NCIS: LA (14.7 million, 3.4) -- the former being the most-watched show of the night and topping Glee in the demo. Rookie drama Unforgettable (11.3 million, 2.4), down 4 percent, still won the 10 p.m. hour in both viewership and the demo.

The CW's 90210 (1.3 million, 0.6) and Ringer (1.5 million, 0.6) continue to struggle, plunging substantially from the previous week.

Fox -- 3.6               
· Glee: 8.3 million, 3.5          
· New Girl: 8.6 million, 4.3     
· Raising Hope: 6.5 million, 2.0
 
CBS -- 3.3         
· NCIS: 18.8 million, 4.1
· NCIS: LA: 14.7 million, 3.4  
· Unforgettable: 11.3 million, 2.4                  
 
ABC -- 2.2                
· Dancing With the Stars results: 14.8 million, 2.8              
· Body of Proof: 10.2 million, 2.1            
 
NBC -- 2.0                 
· The Biggest Loser: 5.6 million, 2.0      
· Parenthood: 5 million, 2.0      
 
The CW -- 0.6              
· 90210: 1.3 million, 0.6             
· Ringer: 1.5 million, 0.6