TV Ratings: CBS wins, 'Traffic Light' loses a million viewers from premiere

traffic-light-320.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Ratings were down slightly for the top three finishing networks for Tuesday night's shows. Each of those networks averaged between 500 K and 1 million less viewers, while the fourth place network rose slightly and the CW stayed the same.

New FOX Comedy "Traffic Light," which last week drew 4.6 million, lost over a million viewers in week two. Its lead-ins, "Raising Hope" and "Glee," also saw drops of about a million viewers from last week.

CBS was still comfortably in first with an average of 15.9 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/16 share in households, more than doubling the average viewers of second place FOX at 7.5 million and 4.6/7. NBC was third with 6.8 million, 4.2/7, ABC was next with 5.2 million, 3.2/5 and the CW was fifth with 1.7 million, 1.1/2

In the 18-49 demo, CBS tied with FOX at a 3.0. The previous week they had 3.3 and 3.4, respectively. NBC was next with 2.5, ABC had a 1.5 and the CW had a 0.8.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"NCIS" (19.5 million viewers, 11.8/19 households)
FOX: "Glee" (10.5 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (6.98 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" (5.04 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" (1.7 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "Glee" (4.2)

9 p.m.

"NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.8 million, 10.4/16)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.4 million, 5.1/8)
FOX: "Raising Hope" (5.5 million, 3.4/5)/"Traffic Light" series premiere (3.5 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: "V" (5.4 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: "Hellcats" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.3)

10 p.m.

"The Good Wife" (11.4 million, 7.5/13)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Parenthood" (5.1 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (2.0)

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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