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Primetime Ratings: Fox Leads as 'Touch' Holds Firm

'Community' even against increased competition; 'Missing' down for third consecutive week
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In its second week
airing out of American Idol, Fox's new drama Touch lost 15% to
post a still-respectable 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. American Idol drew a 4.2, up 5% from last week,
giving Fox the narrow victory with an overall 3.5/10.

CBS returned its
Thursday lineup after a few weeks off, earning a second-place 3.2/9. The Big
Bang Theory
(which again beat Idol head-to-head), drew a season-low
4.5, down 13%. Rules of Engagement aired its first new episode since
last December, growing 4% to a 2.8. Person of Interest was down 3% to a
3.3 and The Mentalist fell 4% to a 2.7.

Facing increased
competition, NBC's Community and 30 Rock held steady at 1.7 and
1.5, respectively. Following an Office repeat, Up All Night was
down 13% to a series-low 1.3 and new drama Awake drew just a paltry 1.0,
down 17% and also its lowest-rated episode to date. The net finished in third
place with a 1.3/4.

ABC, which drew a
fourth-place 1.2/4, aired only a new episode of its new drama Missing,
which lost viewers for the third straight week and dropped 13% to a 1.4.

The Vampire
Diaries
was
down two tenths in both demos, recording a 1.1 in the 18-49 demo, and a 1.2 in
A18-34. The Secret Circle fell to a 0.6 in both demos. The CW ended with an
overall 0.9/2.

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