Fox tops Tuesday as 'House' beats 'Dancing'


Fox won the Tuesday before Thanksgiving in the key adults 18-49 demographic, with "House" beating out the "Dancing with the Stars" results show head-to-head.

"House" averaged 16.8 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/16 share in adults 18-49, according to preliminary estimates released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. But "Dancing with the Stars" (20.7 million, 4.9/12) bested "House" in viewership by far. NBC's "The Biggest Loser" (7.5 million, 3.1/8) matched its time period average so far this season and built along its two-hour length.

CBS won at 8 p.m. with "NCIS" (17.4 million, 3.7/10), although ABC's twin holiday specials "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (9.9 million, 3.3/10) and "He's a Bully, Charlie Brown" (10.4 million, 3.5/9) managed to outperform last year's telecasts. "Bones" ( 8.7 million, 3.0/8) came in third in the hour.

At 10 p.m., "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (12.8 million, 4.1/11) narrowly edged out NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" (11.7 million, 3.9/10) in viewership and adults 18-49 while "Cane" ( 7.6 million, 2.0/5) didn't find third place sweet.

For the evening, Fox (12.8 million, 4.9/13) won in adults 18-49 over ABC (14.6 million, 4.1/11); CBS (11.9 million, 2.9/8); NBC (8.9 million, 3.4/9); and The CW ( 2.2 million, 1.0/3).