'Bachelor' Special Boosts ABC Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2008.

The "Bachelor: After the Final Rose" special helped push ABC to a Tuesday night win, though FOX still grabbed the key demographic.

Overall, ABC averaged a 9.2 rating/14 share, far ahead of the 7.6/12 for FOX and CBS' 7.5/12. NBC was fourth with a 5.8/9. The CW's 1.4/2 trailed.

FOX won the night among adults 18-49, doing a 4.9 rating in the all-important age group, beating the 4.1 rating for ABC. NBC snuck up to third with a 3.4 rating, leaving CBS in fourth with a 2.9 rating. The CW's 1.0 was in last.

CBS started the night in first with the 10.8/17 for "NCIS." ABC's "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" was second with a 5.8/9. FOX's "Bones" did a 5.2/8, beating NBC's "The Biggest Loser." Fifth place went to The CW's "Beauty and the Geek" with a 1.7/3.

The "Dancing with the Stars" results show gave ABC the 9 p.m. hour with a 13.0/19. FOX's was a respectable second with a 10.0/15 for "House." "The Unit" was third for CBS with a 6.7/10, while "The Biggest Loser" had a 4.9/7 for NBC. The CW reaired the "Reaper" pilot and finished fifth.

"Bachelor: After the Final Rose" had an 8.7/14 to help ABC to a 10 p.m. win. NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" was second with a 7.8/13. CBS' "Cane" was third.

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