TV ratings: CBS rules Tuesday, decent start for 'No Ordinary Family'

no-ordinary-family-michael-chiklis-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

CBS had its full drama lineup in place Tuesday night with the premiere of "The Good Wife," and the network cruised to an overall ratings win for the evening. ABC's new series "No Ordinary Family," meanwhile, got off to a pretty decent start opposite "NCIS" and "Glee."

CBS scored just over 16 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/16 share in primetime and won the total-viewer crown pretty easily over ABC (12.3 million, 7.7/12). FOX came in third with 9.7 million viewers and a 5.6/9. NBC (6.4 million, 4.1/7) finished fourth, while The CW (1.7 million, 1.1/2) was even with its performance last week.

Thanks to "Glee" -- whose Britney Spears episode built on last week's premiere ratings -- FOX led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.2 rating. CBS took second with a 3.4, beating out ABC's 3.0 and NBC's 2.5. The CW pulled down a 0.9.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (18.8 million viewers, 11.3/18 households)
FOX: "Glee" (13.3 million, 7.6/12)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" series premiere (10.55 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (6.75 million, 4.3/7)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Glee" (5.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" results (17.1 million, 10.8/17)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.45 million, 10.0/16)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (7.5 million, 4.6/7)
FOX: "Raising Hope" (7.5 million, 4.4/7)/"Running Wilde" (4.7 million, 2.9/4)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" and "NCIS: LA" tied at 3.7

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife" season premiere (12.9 million, 8.3/14)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (9.2 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: "Parenthood" (4.85 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (2.5)

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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