TV Ratings: Fox's 'Glee,' 'New Girl' Return Down

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"Rory's style is almost opposite from his personality. His style is kind of retro, kind of old but then Rory is this young really young soul and he's very innocent and very vulnerable," The Glee Project co-winner Damian McGinty told THR about his character on the show.

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Fox returned to its regularly scheduled programming after a few weeks off for baseball and its entire lineup was down.

Glee (7.4 million total viewers, 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 demographic), featuring the first appearance of The Glee Project co-winner Damian McGinty, posted a 19 percent decline from its last original four weeks ago, with the hourlong topped by CBS' NCIS in its time slot. The episode was also the lowest-rated for the series. New Girl (7.5 million, 3.5) saw a 19-percent dip and Raising Hope (5.5 million, 2.5) sank 14 percent. Even so, the former won its 9 p.m. half-hour among adults 18-49 and the younger 18-34 demos. Fox notes that its programming almost always posts declines after baseball and expects its lineup to return to "normal" in a few weeks.

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CBS' dramas also saw a dip across the board, though the network still came out on top in viewership (15.4 million) and the 18-49 demo (3.2) for primetime. NCIS (19.4 million, 3.9) and NCIS: LA (15.6 million, 3.4) were both down 5 and 8 percent, respectively, while rookie procedural Unforgettable (11.3 million, 2.3) dipped 8 percent to hit its lowest-rated telecast so far. Notably, NCIS topped Glee at 8 p.m. to win the hour in coveted 18-49 demo, while NCIS: LA and Unforgettable also won their respective time periods.

ABC's man comedies Last Man Standing (9.3 million, 2.6) and Man Up! (6.4 million, 1.8) both posted their lowest-rated telecasts so far in their young seasons, down 10 percent. Dancing With the Stars (15.2 million, 2.8), meanwhile, rose 8 percent for its latest elimination episode, which saw David Arquette getting the boot. That boosted Body of Proof (10.1 million, 2.0) 11 percent at 10 p.m.

NBC saw double-digit growth for The Biggest Loser (6.4 million, 2.2), which hit a season high in viewership, and Parenthood (5.3 million, 2.2), which has vastly improved on its ratings performance compared to last season.

The CW's 90210 (1.5 million, 0.7) grew 6 percent in total viewers compared to its last original episode on Oct. 18. Ringer (1.8 million, 0.8) held steady in total viewers and 18-49, but improved 14 percent in the younger 18-34 category to post a 0.8.

CBS -- 3.2           
· NCIS: 19.4 million, 3.9        
· NCIS: LA: 15.6 million, 3.4
· Unforgettable: 11.3 million, 2.3 
Fox -- 3.0      
· Glee: 7.4 million, 2.9 
· New Girl: 7.5 million, 3.5   
· Raising Hope: 5.5 million, 2.5     
ABC -- 2.3            
· Last Man Standing: 9.3 million, 2.6
· Man Up!: 6.4 million, 1.8
· Dancing With the Stars results: 15.2 million, 2.8
· Body of Proof: 10.1 million, 2.0
NBC -- 2.3         
· The Biggest Loser: 6.4 million, 2.2 
· Parenthood: 5.3 million, 2.2  
The CW -- 0.7        
· 90210: 1.5 million, 0.7      
· Ringer: 1.8 million, 0.8