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UPDATED: Talk about polar opposites. While ABC’s Tuesday night lineup hit or tied series lows, while CBS’ NCIS drew a record audience.
All three ABC dramas were down, with No Ordinary Family dropping 21% from its last original (5.3 million, 1.5 rating/4 share in 18-49 demo). V, down 10% tying a low, also struggled (5.8 million, 1.9/5) and at 10 p.m., Detroit 1-8-7, down 8%, drew 5.1 million (1.1/3).
At 8 p.m., NCIS hit a series-high 22 million viewers and up 13% in the demo (4.5/12). A new NCIS: LA kept most of its lead-in and was up 12% (18.1 million, 3.7/10), which helped The Good Wife (12.3 million, 2.3/6). NCIS and NCIS: LA were the top two rated programs of the night, easily pushing the network to win the night.
NBC, second for the night, was helped by a two-hour Biggest Loser: Couples (8.8 million, 3.2/8) and Parenthood (5.6 million, 2.2/6), both down a tick.
Fox reran Glee (4.7 million, 1.7/4) and a new Million Dollar Drop (5.1 million, 1.8/5), up 38%.
The CW aired repeats of One Tree Hill (1.1 million, 0.4/1) and the most recent Life Unexpected (810,000, 0.3/1), which airs its two-hour finale next Tuesday.
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