TV Ratings: CBS triumphs on Tuesday, 'Glee' dips slightly for regionals

glee-original-song-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Glee" was down after last week's post-Super Bowl ratings high, but it still managed to secure the night for FOX in key demos. The CBS block of reruns still easily took the night in average viewers and households.

CBS banked 10.8 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/12 share for the night, topping runner-up FOX (7.95 million, 4.6/8), third place NBC (6.6 million, 4.1/7), fourth place ABC (4.9 million, 3.1/5) and the trailing CW (817,000, .6, 1) -- which never broke the million-viewer mark.

"Glee" helped hand FOX the adults 18-49 demo with a 3.0 rating. NBC came in second with a 2.3, ahead of CBS (1.9), ABC (1.3) and The CW (0.3).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" rerun (12.5 million viewers, 7.9/13)
FOX: "Glee" (10.8 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (7.2 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" rerun (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (898,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Glee" (4.0)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (12.5 million, 7.8/13)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.8 million, 5.3/9)
FOX: "Raising Hope" (6.3 million, 3.6/6)/"Traffic Light" (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "V" (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "Hellcats" rerun (737,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (3.0)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Good Wife" rerun (7.5 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "America's Next Great Restaurant" (3.9 million, 2.5/4)

18-49 leader: "America's Next Great Restaurant" (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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