Primetime Ratings: Fox Rocks The 'House'

Fox wins the night with House and Fringe, while ABC stumbles with Opportunity Knocks.

Fox rocked Tuesday night with House and new drama Fringe, while nobody seemed to be answering opportunity's knock over on ABC.

Fox won the 18-49 demo with a 4.6 rating/12 share, according to Nielsen overnight numbers, with House the top-rated show of the night by far at a 5.1/14. Fox's Fringe followed up with a 4.1/10 at 9-10, the second-highest-rated show of the night. Fox has already picked up the back nine episodes of Fringe, the season’s top new drama.

NBC nipped CBS for second with a3.3/8. NBC's top show was Law & Order: SVU with a 3.9/11 at 10-11. CBS was right behind with a 3.2/9 in the demo, led by NCIS with a 3.8/11 at 8-9. The Mentalist at 9-10 came in second in its time period with a 3.4/8.

ABC was a distant fourth at a 2.2/6. New game show/reality show Opportunity Knocks could only muster a 1.3/4 at 8-9. The season debut of Eli Stone averaged a 2.2/6 at 10-11 for third place and dropped from a 2.5/7 in its first half-hour to a 2/5 in its second.

The CW averaged a .7/2 for repeats of 90210 and Privileged.