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glee gwyneth paltrow kiss TV ratings: Gwyneth boosts 'Glee' while CBS wins Tuesday overallFast National ratings for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s return to “Glee” gave the show its best ratings since the Super Bowl episode and led FOX to a demographic victory on Tuesday night. CBS still took the overall honors with a night of reruns, though.

The Eye drew 11.7 million viewers and a 7.3 rating/12 share for the night, beating FOX (8.6 million, 5.1/8) by a sizable margin. NBC (6.45 million, 4.0/7) came in third. ABC came in fourth, managing only 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/5, while The CW (1.1 million, 0.7/1) brought up the rear.

FOX easily won the adults 18-49 demo with a 3.4 rating. NBC came in second with a 2.3, finishing a little ahead of CBS’ 2.1. ABC averaged 1.3 and The CW 0.4.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” rerun (13.4 million viewers, 8.4/14)
FOX: “Glee” (12 million, 7.0/11)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: “No Ordinary Family” rerun (4 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” rerun (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Glee” (4.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun (13.4 million, 8.3/13)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (8.8 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: “Raising Hope” (6.8 million, 3.9/6)/”Traffic Light” (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: “V” (4.95 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “Hellcats” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: “The Biggest Loser” (3.2)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” rerun (8.3 million, 5.4/10)
ABC: “Detroit 1-8-7” (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: “Parenthood” rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: “The Good Wife” (1.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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