CBS Wins Tuesday Night Ratings

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NBC comes in second with "Biggest Loser: Couples," "Parenthood."

CBS prevailed on a not particularly competitive Tuesday with new episodes of NCIS (4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 21 million viewers overall), NCIS: Los Angeles (3.3, 17.2 million) and The Good Wife (2.1, 11.3 million) for a nightly average of 3.2 with 16.5 million viewers.

However, all three of CBS’ dramas were down in the demo week-to-week and The Good Wife was down 9 percent to tie its season low.
NBC slid into second with Biggest Loser: Couples, which averaged a 2.9 rating in the demo with 8.2 million viewers from 8-10 p.m. 
Fox and ABC tied for third for the evening with a 1.7 each. Fox aired a rerun of Glee (1.4, 4.4 million) and a new installment of Million Dollar Money Drop (1.9, 5.2 million). 
On ABC, new episodes of No Ordinary Family (1.8 and 5.7 million) and V (2.0, 5.6 million) didn't exactly burn up the charts, but both shows were up versus series lows last week. No Ordinary Family was up 20 percent and V was up a modest 5 percent.
The two-hour finale of CW’s Life Unexpected was the most-watched of the season with 1.75 million viewers. And while the CW was a distant fifth for the night in the 18-49 demo (0.8), the network was on par with season averages in its younger target demos of adults 18-34 (1.0) and women 18-34 (1.3).
At 10 p.m., NBC’s Parenthood (2.1, 5.6 million) tied The Good Wife in the demo. A special episode of ABC newsmagazine 20/20, featuring Diane Sawyer’s interview with the husband of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, posted a 1.3 with 6.1 million viewers.