As one of the few
networks with all-new programming, Fox was able to win Tuesday's ratings battle
with an overall 3.2 rating/8 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. Glee returned from a week off to a season-high 3.6 with its Michael Jackson tribute episode,
up 11% from its last original. New Girl was also up 3% to a 3.5. Raising
Hope, the only show to decline, was down 9% to a 2.1.
The CW returned Ringer
after an eight-week hiatus to a 0.6 (its series low) in A18-49 and a 0.5 in
A18-34, both even with its last episode. 90210 was even in A18-49 with a
0.7, but was up 14% in A18-34 to a 0.8. The network finished with a fifth-place
CBS' repeats were
able to earn the network second place with an overall 1.7/5.
NBC and ABC, which
both had a mix of new and repeat episodes, tied for third with a 1.6/4 apiece.
For NBC, The Biggest Loser was even at 2.1. The finale of ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap
was down 10% from its last episode two weeks ago for a 1.9.