TV ratings: Viewers vote for 'Dancing With the Stars' Tuesday

dwts-rick-fox-elim.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Tuesday's ratings start with a caveat: Because of pre-emptions and local breaks for election coverage, the numbers are likely to change a little more than normal when final nationals are calculated. But in the fast nationals at least, viewers cast their Nielsen ballots for "Dancing With the Stars" and ABC.

ABC averaged 12.1 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/12 share in primetime, easily beating the 9.5 million and 6.1/10 for second-place CBS. NBC (6.5 million, 4.1/7) came in third for the night. FOX (4 million, 2.6/4) came in fourth, and The CW drew 1.95 million people and a 1.3/2.

Midterm elections coverage and reruns of regular programming kept the adults 18-49 numbers low, with ABC leading the pack with just a 2.4 rating. NBC, 2.1, took second, followed closely by CBS at 2.0. FOX scored a 1.4 in the demo and The CW a 0.9.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" results (15.5 million viewers, 10.0/16 households)
CBS: "NCIS" rerun (11.5 million, 7.3/11)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (6.9 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (2.1 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (2.8)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Dancing With the Stars" results (19.4 million, 12.3/18)/election coverage (10.3 million, 6.5/10)
CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.1 million, 7.1/11)
NBC: Election coverage (6.55 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: Election coverage (3 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Dancing With the Stars" (3.8)

10 p.m.

NBC:
Election coverage (6.1 million, 4.0/7)
CBS: Election coverage (6 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: Election coverage (5.9 million, 3.9/7)

18-49 leader: NBC election coverage (1.7)

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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