urx unit loader TV ratings: 'NCIS,' 'New Girl' solid Tuesday, 'Unforgettable' and 'Parenthood' dip
ncis penelope papers TV ratings: 'NCIS,' 'New Girl' solid Tuesday, 'Unforgettable' and 'Parenthood' dipFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

“NCIS” retained its crown as far and away Tuesday’s most-watched show, and “New Girl” continued its strong early-season run among adults 18-49 (although it declined some in viewers).

CBS’ other two shows, however, fell a little Tuesday night, and both “90210” and “Ringer” were down for The CW as well. So were NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and “Parenthood.”

CBS led the night overall with a shade under 15 million viewers and a 9.4 rating/15 share in households. ABC (11.4 million, 7.6/12) came in second. FOX (7.9 million, 4.6/7) finished third, a good distance ahead of NBC’s 5.4 million viewers and 3.5/5. The CW (1.4 million, 1.0/1) trailed.

FOX once again scored the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 3.6 rating, holding off CBS’ 3.3. ABC drew a 2.2, even with last week’s performance, topping NBC’s 2.0. The CW managed only a 0.6.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “NCIS” (18.9 million viewers, 11.6/18 households)
ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” encore (9.1 million, 6.1/10)
FOX: “Glee” (8.3 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.5 million, 3.5/5)
The CW: “90210” (1.3 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “NCIS” (4.1) 9 p.m. ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” results (14.8 million, 9.8/15)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (14.65 million, 9.1/13)
FOX: “New Girl” (8.6 million, 5.0/7)/”Raising Hope” (6.5 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (5.7 million, 3.6/5)
The CW: “Ringer” (1.5 million, 1.0/1) 18-49 leader: “New Girl” (4.3) 10 p.m. CBS: “Unforgettable” (11.35 million, 7.4/12)
ABC: “Body of Proof” (10.2 million, 6.8/11)
NBC: “Parenthood” (5 million, 3.3/5) 18-49 leader: “Unforgettable” (2.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable