Steady CBS Takes Tuesday
NBC's 'Biggest Loser' tops in demo
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.
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