‘Last Man Standing” matches its series low; “Body of Proof” up 11%
NBC's weight-loss series "The Biggest Loser," which suffered the loss of host and trainer Anna Kournikova — and nutritionist Cheryl Forberg — this week, dropped 13 percent in the ratings Tuesday night.
The Tim Allen comedy "Last Man Standing" remained at a series low, and CBS won the night overall with the top-rated "NCIS," according to preliminary numbers.
The night began for ABC with the recently launched "Last Man" at 8 p.m., which ran flat with last week's series low in the key adults 18-49 demographic, scoring a 2.6 rating/7 share in the demo, with 8.9 million total viewers.
The struggling "Man Up" at 8:30 was likewise static and tied for last week's season low, receiving a 1.7/4 in the demo and 6.2 million total viewers.
The "Dancing With the Stars" results show followed at 9, posting a 2.7/7 in the demo with 14.9 million total viewers. The network's bright spot occurred at 10, with "Body of Proof," which jumped 11 percent from last week with a 2.1/6 in the demo and 9.8 million total viewers.
At NBC, "The Biggest Loser" at 8, dipped to a 2.1/5 in the demo, with 6.1 million total viewers."Parenthood" followed at 10, also dipping slightly to a 1.9/5 in the demo, with 4.9 million total viewers.
CBS' night kicked off with "NCIS" at 8, which drew the night's biggest numbers in the demo, taking a 4.0/11, with 19.9 million total viewers, which also made it the evening's most-watched program. "NCIS: LA" followed at 9, with a 3.3/8 in the demo and 15 million total viewers. The network's new drama "Unforgettable" wrapped the night at 10, pulling even with last week for a 2.4/6 in the demo and 11.1 million total viewers.
The combined performances gave CBS an overall win in the demo with an average 3.2/8, and with an average 15.3 million total viewers, the network was also the most-watched of the evening.
Fox's night consisted of "Glee" at 8, which drew a 2.9/8 in the demo and 7 million total viewers — down 6 percent from last week's high-school sextravaganza. It was followed by "New Girl" at 9, which was even with last week for a 3.5/9 in the demo and 6.9 million total viewers, and "Raising Hope" at 10, which inched up 5 percent with a 2.2/5 in the demo and 4.8 million total viewers.
The CW received encouraging news Tuesday night, with the Sarah Michelle Gellar drama "Ringer" receiving its biggest viewership since its Sept. 27 episode, with 1.85 million total viewers (the series ran static with last week ratings-wise, with a 0.7/2 in the demo), and "90210" airing its most-watched episode this season with 1.6 million total viewers, and a 0.7/2 in the demo.