TV ratings: 'Glee,' holiday specials score Tuesday

naya-rivera-glee-sectionals.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

"Glee's" trip to Sectionals helped the show rebound some from last week's lower-than-usual ratings, while both "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" brought decent numbers to CBS.

The news was less good for ABC's "No Ordinary Family," which moved to a different timeslot and lost some viewers along the way.

"Rudolph," which has been airing for more than 40 years, led its hour in viewers (and was second in adults 18-49) in helping lead CBS to the top overall spot on the night. The Eye averaged just over 12 million viewers and a 7.0 rating/11 share in households for the night. NBC (9.3 million, 5.6/9) also got a bump from holiday programming and finished second. FOX came in third with 8.4 million viewers and a 4.9/8, while ABC (6.9 million, 4.1/7) was fourth. The CW (1.7 million, 1.1/2) was way off the pace.

CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.4 rating. FOX was right behind with a 3.3. NBC took third with a 2.6 in the demographic, followed by ABC at 1.9. The CW drew a 0.8.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
Special - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (12 million viewers, 6.3/10 households)
FOX: "Glee" (11.6 million, 6.8/10)
NBC: Special - "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (11.3 million, 6.9/11)
ABC: Specials - "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (6.9 million, 3.8/6)/"Shrek the Halls" (7.4 million, 3.9/6)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Glee" (4.5)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" rerun (15.1 million, 9.1/14)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.55 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" (6.2 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "Raising Hope" (6.9 million, 3.9/6)/"Running Wilde" (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (3.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
Special - "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (9 million, 5.6/10)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (7.3 million, 4.7/8)

18-49 leader: "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" (3.4)

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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