TV Ratings: CBS Tops Tuesday, 'Work It' Sinks and 'Parenthood' Rises

Parenthood Road Trip Jan 3 - H 2012
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Parenthood Road Trip Jan 3 - H 2012

CBS, the only network with three hours of original scripted programming on Tuesday, easily won the night, nabbing a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 and an average 16.3 million viewers.

NCIS started the night with the strongest showing of any broadcast, a 4.1 rating in the key demo, followed by NCIS:LA (3.4) and Unforgettable (2.2).

NBC continued to top ABC on Tuesday with the new season of The Biggest Loser, which grew to a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 over its two-hour broadcast, followed by a slightly buoyed Parenthood, up 6 percent to a 1.8 in the demo. The networked averaged a 2.2 rating in 18-49-ers for the night, with 6.04 million viewers.

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With 6.2 million viewers, ABC just managed to edge out NBC in audience, but lost the demo with a 1.9 for the night. Last Man Standing was down two tenths of a point for a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49, while the second outing of Work It lost 20 percent of its modest debut, bringing in a 1.6 in the demo. Celebrity Wife Swap (2.1) and an even Body of Proof (1.6) rounded out the night.

Fox aired repeats of its Tuesday line-up, bringing in a 1.1 rating among 18-49-year-olds and 3.1 million viewers, while a movie, Table for Three, gave the CW a 0.3 and 673,000.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, Overnight Ratings:

8 p.m.
CBS: NCIS (20.9 million viewers, 4.1 rating in adults 18-49)
NBC: The Biggest Loser (6.4 million, 2.3)
ABC: Last Man Standing (7.9 million, 2.2)
FOX: Glee (R) (3.1 million, 1.1)
The CW: Table for Three (747,000, 0.3)

8:30 p.m.
ABC: Work It (5.1 million, 1.6)

9 p.m.
CBS: NCIS:LA (16.8 million, 3.4)
NBC: The Biggest Loser (6.9 million, 2.5)
ABC: Celbrity Wife Swap (5.2 million, 2.1)
FOX: New Girl (R) (3.3 million, 1.3)
The CW: Table for Three (599,000, 0.2)

9:30 p.m.
Fox: Raising Hope (R) (2.8 million, 1.0)

10 p.m.
CBS: Unforgettable (11.2 million, 2.2)
NBC: Parenthood (4.8 million, 1.8)
ABC: Body of Proof (6.92 million, 1.6)