TV ratings: 'Live to Dance' has OK start Tuesday; 'V,' ABC returnees soft

paula-abdul-live-to-dance.jpgFast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

CBS got decent numbers -- more on the total-viewer side than demographically -- from the premiere of "Live to Dance" on Tuesday, helping the network win the night. ABC, meanwhile, struggled: "V" began its second season up slightly from where it ended its first season, but "No Ordinary Family" and "Detroit 1-8-7" were both off from their previous averages.

"The Biggest Loser," meanwhile, started its winter/spring run ahead of where the fall season began and gave NBC the top spot among adults 18-49 in primetime.

CBS led the overall race Tuesday with 10.2 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/10 share in households. NBC (7.8 million, 4.8/8) came in second, finishing comfortably ahead of ABC (6.2 million, 3.8/6). FOX came in fourth with 4.3 million viewers and a 2.7/4. A night of repeats on The CW drew 925,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

NBC scored a 2.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo to lead the pack. CBS, 2.2, was the only other network to finish above 2.0. ABC took third with a 1.7, followed by FOX at 1.5. The CW managed only a 0.3.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Live to Dance" series premiere (10.3 million viewers, 6.4/10 households)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" season premiere (8.3 million, 5.1/8)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" (6.75 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: "One Tree Hill" rerun (1 million, 0.6/1)

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

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Live to Dance" (10.1 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (9.2 million, 5.4/8)
ABC: "V" season premiere (6.6 million, 4.0/6)
FOX: "Million Dollar Money Drop" (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "Life Unexpected" rerun (827,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (3.6)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" rerun (10.2 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: "Parenthood" (6 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" (5.2 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: "Parenthood" (2.3)

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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