TV ratings: Gwyneth boosts 'Glee' while CBS wins Tuesday overall

glee-gwyneth-paltrow-kiss.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow's return to "Glee" gave the show its best ratings since the Super Bowl episode and led FOX to a demographic victory on Tuesday night. CBS still took the overall honors with a night of reruns, though.

The Eye drew 11.7 million viewers and a 7.3 rating/12 share for the night, beating FOX (8.6 million, 5.1/8) by a sizable margin. NBC (6.45 million, 4.0/7) came in third. ABC came in fourth, managing only 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/5, while The CW (1.1 million, 0.7/1) brought up the rear.

FOX easily won the adults 18-49 demo with a 3.4 rating. NBC came in second with a 2.3, finishing a little ahead of CBS' 2.1. ABC averaged 1.3 and The CW 0.4.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"NCIS" rerun (13.4 million viewers, 8.4/14)
FOX: "Glee" (12 million, 7.0/11)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (7.4 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" rerun (4 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Glee" (4.6)

9 p.m.

"NCIS: Los Angeles" rerun (13.4 million, 8.3/13)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (8.8 million, 5.2/8)
FOX: "Raising Hope" (6.8 million, 3.9/6)/"Traffic Light" (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "V" (4.95 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "Hellcats" rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (3.2)

10 p.m.

"The Good Wife" rerun (8.3 million, 5.4/10)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: "Parenthood" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "The Good Wife" (1.3)

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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