TUESDAY ratings

ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" gained viewers as it nears its finale. The show possibly is putting pressure on CBS whose "NCIS" and "The Mentalist" enjoyed season-high ratings last week but fell back to their usual numbers Tuesday. The CBS crime block slippage helped Fox's "Fringe" reclaim the 9 p.m. hour and win the night in the adult demo. "House" (13.3 million viewers, 5.6 rating /15 share) was the highest-rated show, and "NCIS" (18 million, 3.5/9) was the most-watched.


Further underlining its Internet credentials, the BBC is putting its flagship channels BBC1 and BBC2 online, where they will be streamed live beginning Nov. 27, director of vision Jana Bennet said Wednesday.


On the heels of Prop. 8's passage in California, MTV Networks channel Logo's "365GayNews" has set "Road to Gay Marriage," a news umbrella created to cover the gay marriage debate.

memorial set

A memorial service for Matthew Rodriguez, senior vp marketing and creative at Twentieth Television and MyNetworkTV, who died Monday, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday on the Fox lot. RSVP: