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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 11/8/11

ABC
8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 9.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6
8:30 Man Up!
Viewers: 6.2 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 Dancing with the Stars Results
Viewers: 15.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
10:00 In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts
Viewers: 8.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7

CBS
8:00 NCIS
Viewers: 20.4 million, 18-49 demo: 4.1
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 15.7 million, 18-49 demo: 3.4
10:00 Unforgettable
Viewers: 11.7 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

NBC
8:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0

FOX
8:00 Glee
Viewers: 6.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.1
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 6.8 million, 18-49 demo: 3.5
9:30 Raising Hope
Viewers: 4.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

On Tuesday night, CBS was strong as usual with  its trio of dramas. At 8pm, NCIS was up seven tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, hitting a season high in total viewers. The veteran drama was losing regularly to Glee in the demo last fall but it has pulled away from the pack in the hour again now. At 9pm, NCIS: Los Angeles was up two tenths in viewers and even in the demo. This should really be tried at 10pm or on its own on another night after this season. It's ready. At 10pm, Unforgettable was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo.

Elsewhere, FOX is starting to fall apart on Tuesday nights as it is not recovering from the near month off after the baseball/X-Factor preemptions. At 8pm, Glee was down six tenths in viewers but up a tenth in the demo. The viewer total was the lowest in nearly two years. This show is fading fast and it's spring numbers should be really troublesome. At 9pm, New Girl is no longer the hottest new show as it was down six tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. While it still won the half hour in the demo, it has fallen a long way from its early numbers. FOX made its bed, now it has to lie in it. They chose to focus on The X-Factor during the baseball preemptions, not New Girl, and now the once (and possibly still) promising is paying the price. At 9:30pm, Raising Hope is falling apart after a strong start to its second season as it was down nine tenths in viewers and four tenths in the demo.

Meanwhile on ABC, Last Man Standing was down just a tenth in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Yes, it's slowly dropping each week but these are great numbers if ABC is hoping to carve out a comedy presence on Tuesday. It needs a good, traditional-style sitcom to go with it. That sitcom is not Man Up! as it was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo, losing another big chunk of Last Man's audience. At 9pm, things improved as usual though the results edition of Dancing with the Stars was down four tenths in viewers and even in the demo. It should build next week ahead of the finale in two weeks. At 10pm, Body of Proof was preempted for a Robin Roberts special. In terms of total viewers and the demo, it was just a bit below Proof's regular numbers.

Over on NBC, the news is getting ever so slightly better for The Biggest Loser which was up half a million viewers and a tenth in the demo for season highs. Last year, this show was rising towards the season finale and that seems to be happening again though it was so low, the rise won't be as impressive. At 10pm, Parenthood was even in viewers but down two tenths in the demo, tying a season low. No matter what airs against it or what its lead-in gets, this show seems to just constantly be in the 2.0-2.2 demo range.

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