NBC’s Tuesday woes continue, and “Detroit 1-8-7” recovers after a rough start
With Fox airing a repeat of "Glee," CBS easily won Tuesday night. ABC got mixed results with its new shows "No Ordinary Family" and "Detroit 1-8-7."
— CBS and Fox generally do battle for the top spot on Tuesdays, but with no new episode of "Glee," CBS had no trouble getting the win. "Glee" had been the night's top show for four straight weeks. CBS averaged a 3.6 rating/10 share in the key adults 18-49 demographic from 8-11 p.m. with "NCIS," "NCIS: LA" and "The Good Wife." All of CBS' shows were up for the night, with an average bump of 7.6 percent.
— ABC scored second place with a "Dancing With the Stars" results show and new episodes of the freshman series "No Ordinary Family" and "Detroit 1-8-7." After two weeks of double-digit declines, "Family" was down 4 percent to 2.2/6, its lowest-rated telecast to date. "Detroit 1-8-7" continued to recover after a bad start with its second straight week of growth — up 12 percent to 1.9/5. Overall, ABC averaged a 2.4/7 for the night.
— NBC posted a slightly lower score than ABC, placing third with a 2.3/6. NBC has had trouble with Tuesdays so far this season, and its woes continued. "The Biggest Loser" tied its lowest numbers so far this season, dipping 4 percent to 2.5/7. "Parenthood" dropped 5 percent for its lowest ratings ever, 1.9/5.
— Without a new "Glee," Fox tied Spanish-language broadcaster Univision for fourth place with an average of 1.7/5. The repeat of "Glee" scored 2.0/6 and a rerun of "Raising Hope" posted 1.7/4. Fox had a new episode of "Running Wilde," but that show has struggled this season, and without an original lead-in, it was down 14 percent to 1.2/3. Univision has continued to score with the telenovela "Soy Tu Duena."