Using camp classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as the latest grist for its thematic mill, Fox's "Glee" kept up the pace of its season-leading ratings average, spiking 2 percent over last week with a 4.8 rating/13 share in the adults 18-49 demographic.
Not only did "Glee" win the night in the key demo, it also averaged 11.5 million viewers.
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While winning the overall network race, Fox also got a strong performance out of new Gregory Thomas Garcia comedy "Raising Hope," which spiked 4 percent at 9 p.m. to a 2.6/7. Fox also encored "Raising Hope" at 9:30 in place of the floundering "Running Wilde," and significantly upped its time-period performance with a 2.3/6.
With TNT averaging 5.5 million viewers for its double-header coverage of the NBA's opening night — its biggest first-day-of-the-season numbers in 27 years of pro basketball coverage — virtually every other broadcast show suffered.
Coming off the happy news of a full-season order, ABC's "No Ordinary Family cratered 9 percent from last week to a 2.0/5, it's worst performance of the season. ABC's "Dancing with the Stars (3.0/8) also had its cycle-worst evening.
CBS had similar success (or lack thereof), with "NCIS" (down 5 percent to a 4.1/11), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (down 13 percent to a 3.4/9) and "The Good Wife" (2.4/7, off 14 percent from its season one average) all in decline.
And at NBC, "The Biggest Loser" had one of its worst ratings performances ever, dropping 8 percent week-to-week to a 2.4/6.