Fox Wins Tuesday Ratings Despite 'Glee' Dip

Michael Yarish/FOX

ABC’s "Food Revolution" and "Dancing with the Stars" hit series lows.

The first new episode of Glee in four weeks – featuring Filipino pop star Charice – was down 12 percent compared to its last original.

Still, Glee was the highest rated broadcast show of the night averaging a 3.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.6 million viewers overall and propelled Fox to a ratings win on Tuesday (2.8, 7.0 million). Raising Hope (2.2, 5.6 million) dipped 4 percent. But with lead-in originals, Traffic Light (1.4, 3.2 million) was up 56 percent from a dismal performance last week. 

The Knicks/Celtics NBC playoff matchup on ESPN likely sapped some momentum from broadcast television on Tuesday night. But Glee’s dip is probably due more to the fact that many of the show’s young fans are on spring break this week.
NBC (2.4, 6.5 million) was second for the night with two-hours of The Biggest Loser: Couples (2.3, 6.5 million) and Parenthood (2.5, 6.3 million). Loser was down 15 percent to tie its season low, but Parenthood was up 19 percent to win the 10 p.m. time slot.
CBS (2.2, 11.1 million) was third with back-to-back episodes of Tuesday dramas NCIS (2.2, 13.3 million) and NCIS: Los Angeles (2.4, 111.2 million). The network aired a rerun of The Good Wife (2.0, 8.9 million) at 10 p.m.
ABC (2.1, 10.6 million) was fourth with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (1.1, 4.6 million) tumbling 27 percent for a series low. The 9 p.m. Dancing with the Stars results show (2.9, 15.8 million) was the top-rated and most watched program in the time period but was also down 6 percent for a season low. Body of Proof (2.4, 11.5 million) was down four percent.
Univision averaged a 1.4 demo rating with 3.6 million viewers overall with telenovelas Teresa (1.4, 3.5 million) and Triunfo del Amor (1.5, 3.9 million).
Led by telenovela La Reina del Sur (1.5, 2.9 million), Telemundo averaged a 0.8 rating with 1.7 million viewers overall.
CW averaged a 0.6 rating with 1.2 million viewers with One Tree Hill (0.7, 1.4 million) and Hellcats (0.5, 1.1 million).
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