TV ratings: 'New Girl' down a bit, 'Fashion Star' takes 18-49 in its slot

fashion-star-premiere.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Reruns of "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" still ruled Tuesday night, winning the most viewers for the 8 and 9 o'clock hours on CBS, but NBC's "The Biggest Loser" was up a bit over last week.

Elsewhere, "Cougar Town" held steady again this week, while "New Girl" was down a bit -- though the FOX show did hang onto the top spot for viewers age 18-49. The 90-minute "Fashion Star" premiere found 4.7 million viewers for its first half-hour, though it dropped off to 4.4 million by the end.

CBS won for total viewers for the night with 10.4 million and a 6.7 rating/11 share in households. NBC was a more distant second (5.45 million, 3.5/6) with ABC coming in very close behind (5.44 million, 3.6/6). FOX had 4.2 million (2.6/4) and The CW got 1.2 million (0.8/1).

There was a three-way tie for the 18-49 demographic for the night rating for the night, with CBS, NBC and FOX all getting a 1.8 rating. ABC had a 1.4 and The CW a 0.5.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" rerun (12.7 million viewers, 8.0/13 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (6.1 million, 3.9/6)
ABC: "Last Man Standing" rerun (5.4 million, 3.4/6)/"Cougar Town" (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Raising Hope" (4.3 million, 2.5/4)/"I Hate My Teenage Daughter" (3.5 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "90210" (1.2 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" rerun (2.1)

9 p.m.

CBS: "NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (11.5 million, 7.4/11)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)/"Fashion Star" (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "New Girl" (5.66 million, 3.4/5)/"Breaking In" (3.5 million, 2.2/3)
ABC: "The River" (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: "Ringer" (1.1 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "New Girl" (2.7)

10 p.m.

ABC: "Body of Proof" (7.3 million, 4.9/8)
CBS: "Unforgettable" rerun (7.27 million, 4.9/8)
NBC: "Fashion Star" (4.5 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: "Fashion Star" (1.6)

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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