After a surprising Monday that saw most new shows succeed (with the exception on FOX's Lone Star
which is already on death watch), Tuesday was a lot more stable. Since
it's the night that features some of the biggest returning champions (NCIS
and Dancing with the Stars
), this should come as no surprise.
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However, FOX's Glee
is certainly the big winner. With over 12 million viewers for the season 2 premiere, the show had its third highest rating ever, and its best ever without having American Idol
as a lead-in.
Here's a quick breakdown of the ratings.ABC
Dancing with the Stars Recap (8pm): 12 million
Dancing with the Stars Results (9pm): 18.3 million
Detroit 1-8-7 (10pm): 9.75 million
NCIS (8pm): 18.9 million
NCIS: Los Angeles (9pm): 15.7 million
NCIS: Los Angeles (10pm): 13.6 million
The Biggest Loser (8pm): 7.2 million
Parenthood (10pm): 5.9 million
Glee (8pm): 12.3 million
Raising Hope (9pm): 7.5 million
Running Wilde (9:30pm): 5.9 million
One Tree Hill (8pm): 1.9 million
Life Unexpected (9pm): 1.5 million
Not only is Glee
the top show on FOX for fans, critics and awards, but now it's the highest-rated show for the network's fall season. While the new comedies Raising Hope
and Running Wilde
lost viewers, the loss wasn't as big as the one for Lone Star
, so the news could be worse.
Still, CBS handily won the night with it's three-hour NCIS
-a-thon. While both the original and LA versions did well, they were both down slightly from last season's averages.
ABC also had a good night thanks to Dancing with the Stars
, and while Detroit 1-8-7
was the best of the three new shows of Tuesday, it still lost a large portion of its lead-in. Next week will be interesting to see how the new superhero family drama No Ordinary Family
compares to the DWTS
recap show at 8pm.(Image courtesy of FOX)