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Primetime Ratings: NBC Tops Tuesday With 'Biggest Loser,' Speech Coverage

Updated: Peacock benefits from sole original episode on the news nets 1/26/2011 02:41:00 PM Eastern

Updated: 4:40 p.m. ET

NBC won a jumbled Tuesday night with adults 18-49, posting a
2.5 rating/7 share in the demo, according to Nielsen national numbers. The
Peacock was the only news net to run an original episode before the State of the
Union address, earning a 3.2 for The
Biggest Loser
. NBC's coverage of the President's speech was also tops in
the demo, garnering a 1.9.

CBS was second with a 2.0/6 for a repeat of NCIS
and its State of the Union analysis, which earned a 1.2.

Third-place Fox (1.5/4) aired a Glee
rerun before carrying the President's address.

ABC was fourth with a 1.0/3 for a No
Ordinary Family
repeat and a 1.5 for its State of the Union coverage, good
for second place among the news nets.

At 10:30 p.m., NBC went with more analysis of the SOTU that
earned a 1.3, trailing a Big Bang Theory
repeat on CBS and besting a special Cougar
Town
on ABC.

The CW did not carry the President's address and opted instead for new
episodes of One Tree Hill and Hellcats, the latter of which was up 13%
from its last original with adults 18-49. The alternative programming helped the net to its most-watched Tuesday this season with 2 million viewers from 8-10 p.m.

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