Steady CBS Takes Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007

Consistent performance from all three of CBS' shows led the network to an overall ratings win Tuesday, but NBC snagged a demographic victory.

CBS averaged a 5.4 rating/9 share among households for the night, beating NBC's 4.9/8. ABC came in third with a 4.3/7, and FOX took fourth at 3.7/6. The CW drew a 2.2/4.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 2.9 rating led the way. CBS, 2.4, came in second. ABC, 1.9, was third, followed closely by FOX, 1.8, and The CW, 1.7.

"Power of 10" put CBS on top at 8 p.m. with a 5.2/9. "The Biggest Loser," 4.5/8, finished second in households for NBC, but ABC's "Just for Laughs" (4.4/7) had a few more total viewers. A "House" rerun on FOX was fourth. The season premiere of "Beauty and the Geek" earned a 2.0/3 for The CW.

Hour two of "The Biggest Loser," 5.7/9, moved NBC into the lead at 9 p.m. The finale of "Big Brother 8" scored a 5.5/9 for CBS. ABC remained in third with the special "Elvis: Viva Las Vegas," 4.4/7. A repeat of Monday's "K-Ville" premiere was fourth for FOX, while The CW improved to 2.5/4 with more "Beauty and the Geek."

At 10 p.m., an "NCIS" repeat posted a 5.5/10 for CBS. NBC got a 4.3/8 from a "Law & Order: SVU" rerun, and ABC's Elvis special dipped a little to 4.1/7.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.