Ratings Report: 'New Girl' Opens Huge, 'Glee' Drops
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Zooey Deschanel is officially a star. The Tuesday night ratings are in and her new comedy, New Girl, earned over 10 million viewers, beating its high-profile lead-in, Glee. The show's ratings are an amazingly strong start to a show that critics have been raving about.

In fact, despite the fact that New Girl was beaten in total viewers by Dancing with the Stars and NCIS: Los Angeles, it was the highest-rated show of the night in the key 18-49 demographic.
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The show improved on Glee's 8.91 million viewers, an impressive feat since, last year when Raising Hope premiered after Glee, it lost about 5 million viewers. Glee's premiere was one of the three lowest-rated episodes of the show since 2010.

Raising Hope may have dipped a bit at 6.87 million viewers (compared to 7.48 million for the series premiere), but the season 2 premiere was still the show's fifth highest-rated episode yet.

CBS had an equally strong night. The premiere of NCIS earned almost 20 million viewers, slightly better than last season's premiere, while NCIS: Los Angeles had 16.7 million, up almost 1 million from last season's premiere. Those two provided a strong lead-in to the new drama Unforgettable which had nearly 14 million viewers.

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Once again, it looks like the new CBS pilots will all do incredibly well. Last fall all five of the network's new shows had over 12 million viewers and ranked as the five highest-rated series premieres of the season. With Unforgettable and 2 Broke Girls' impressive 19.4 million from Monday, CBS has more instant hits on its hands.

ABC's Dancing with the Stars results show had a little under 15 million viewers while the season 2 premiere of Body of Proof was under 10 million, its lowest Tuesday night rating ever.

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For the CW, the news isn't so good for Sarah Michelle Gellar's Ringer. The show dropped more than 30 percent, sinking to under 2 million in its second week.

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