CBS edged out Fox Tuesday night to take the win averaging a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic (and 17.1 million viewers overall) compared to Fox’s 3.2 (7.8 million viewers).
It was the first time this season that veteran procedural NCIS (4.4, 21.2 million viewers) beat Glee (4.3, 10.5 million) in the demo.
Many series rebounded after depressed viewership levels for last week’s Valentine’s Day Monday. NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles were up double digits, while NCIS: Los Angeles pulled in its largest audience since the show’s series premiere. But The Good Wife (1.9, 11.5 million) was down 5% for its lowest-rated episode ever.
On Fox, Raising Hope (2.5, 6.2 million) was up 14% while new comedy Traffic Light (1.7, 4.0 million) was up 21%.
NBC was third for the night (2.5, 6.8 million) with two hours of Biggest Loser: Couples (2.7, 7.5 million) and Parenthood (2.1, 5.4 million), which was up 11% week-to-week to win its 10 p.m. time slot.
With popular telenovela Eva Luna (1.7, 4.3 million) leading off the night, Univision slid into fourth (1.6, 3.8 million). ABC fell to fifth (1.5, 4.6 million) with No Ordinary Family (1.4, 4.7 million) down 7% week-to-week for its lowest rated episode ever while V (1.9, 5.1 million) was flat week-to-week.
On CW, One Tree Hill averaged a 1.5 rating among the net’s target demo of women 18-34 for a 25% bump week-to-week.