TV ratings: 'NCIS' leads CBS Tuesday, 'Glee' improves a little

ncis-loyals-royals-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

"NCIS" and CBS once again grabbed the biggest audience Tuesday, beating its closest competition by better than 5 million viewers. Elsewhere, "Glee" was up a bit from last week, new shows "No Ordinary Family" and "Running Wilde" fell and "Life Unexpected" got a small bump from a crossover with "One Tree Hill."

CBS averaged 15.6 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/15 share among households Tuesday night. ABC (10.3 million, 6.6/10) finished second, while FOX (8 million, 4.8/7) came in third. NBC's 6.2 million viewers and 3.9/6 were good for fourth. The CW drew 1.8 million viewers and a 1.1/2.

Thanks to "Glee," FOX tied CBS for the lead among adults 18-49 with a 3.3 rating. ABC, 2.5, edged out NBC, 2.4, for third place. The CW posted a 0.9 in the demographic.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (19 million viewers, 11.5/18 households)
FOX: "Glee" (11.1 million, 6.6/10)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" (7.7 million, 4.8/7)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (6.6 million, 4.2/7)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Glee" (4.6)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.1 million, 9.8/15)
ABC: "Dancing With the Stars" results (15.7 million, 10.0/15)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "Raising Hope" (6.35 million, 3.8/6)/"Running Wilde" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" (1.7 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife" (11.8 million, 7.6/13)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (7.4 million, 5.0/8)
NBC: "Parenthood" (4.7 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (2.7)

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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