TV Ratings: 'The Biggest Loser' finale loses to all-new CBS

biggest-loser-season-10-winner.JPGFast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

CBS bounced back from last Tuesday's slightly diminished rerun numbers with the night's biggest audience -- by far. Though the final outing for Season 10 of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" did manage to fare stronger among adults 18-49.

ABC, airing a Christmas special and repeats of "No Ordinary Family" and "Detroit 1-8-7" didn't look so hot in either respect.

First place CBS averaged 16 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share among households throughout the night. NBC (9.9 million, 5.8/9) came in second, with FOX (5.5 million, 3.4/5) in third, ABC (4.3 million, 2.6/4) in fourth and the CW trailing in fifth (1.3 million, 0.9/1).

NBC's 3.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic bested CBS (3.1), which placed second, followed by FOX (2.1), ABC (1.1) and The CW (0.5).

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS" (19.8 million viewers, 12.1/20 households)
NBC: "Minute to Win It" (7.7 million, 4.4/7)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: Special - "I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown" (5.5 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "NCIS" (4.0)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"NCIS: Los Angeles" (16.8 million, 10.2/16)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (10.9 million, 6.3/10)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (5.4 million, 3.4/5)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" rerun  (3.5 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.24 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (3.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: "The Good Wife" (11.7 million, 7.7/13)
NBC: "The Biggest Loser" (11.2 million, 6.7/12)
ABC: "Detroit 1-8-7" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "The Biggest Loser" (4.2)

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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