'House' Finale Wins Tuesday for FOX
Full night of 'L&O' pushes NBC to second
The delayed season finale of "House" carried FOX to a ratings win Tuesday, and ABC's "Boston Legal" also closed its year with decent numbers.
FOX averaged a 6.3 rating/10 share for the night, a point better than NBC's 5.3/9. CBS took third with a 4.7/8. ABC, 4.4/7, came in fourth, and The CW barely registered with a 0.9/2.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 4.2 rating was the clear winner. ABC and NBC tied for second at 2.3, with CBS taking fourth with a 1.7. The CW managed only a 0.5.
A rerun of "NCIS" gave CBS the lead at 8 p.m. NBC's "Law & Order" encore finished second at 4.6/8. A pair of "George Lopez" episodes took third for ABC. FOX's "On the Lot" drew a 2.6/5, an improvement over its weak Monday numbers, while The CW got a 1.0/2 from a "Gilmore Girls" repeat.
The "House" finale ruled the 9 p.m. hour with a 10.0/16, far and away the night's best rating. NBC held onto second with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 5.3/10, while CBS dropped to third with a rerun of "The Unit." An hour of "According to Jim" averaged 3.5/6 for ABC. The CW went with a "Veronica Mars" rerun.
ABC took the lead at 10 p.m. with the "Boston Legal" season finale, 6.6/11. A "Law & Order: SVU" rerun posted a 6.0/10 for NBC, and a CBS News special scored a 3.4/6.
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