Fox's The Chicago Code
bowed to a somewhat disappointing 2.4 rating with adults 18-49 following Sunday
night's record-breaking Super Bowl success. The hour-long debut dropped from a
2.6 with the demo in the first half hour to a 2.3 in the second. The series
did, however, retain a fair share of the audience from its House lead-in, averaging 9.4 million.
Fox posted an overall 3.4 rating/9 share with adults 18-49,
just behind CBS, who won Tuesday with a 3.5/9, according to Nielsen overnight
numbers. House was up 16% from its
last new episode to a 4.3 with the key adults demo and 12.3 million viewers.
CBS's lineup was down across the board vs. its last
originals on Jan. 17. The drops were minimal, however, with each dipping only
3%-5%. Despite winning the 10 p.m. hour, Hawaii
Five-0 tied its series low 2.8 rating.
ABC took third, averaging a 2.9/8. Castle was up 4% from its last new episode to a 2.5 with adults
18-49. The Bachelor posted a 3.1.
NBC followed with a 1.6/4. Chuck tied its series-low 1.7 rating with adults 18-49. The Cape sunk 13% to a 1.3. Harry's Law dropped 19% to a new low 1.7 rating.
The CW rounded out the night with a 0.8/2. 90210 was up 11% with adults 18-49 vs.
last week, posting a 0.9. It also gained 7% with its target women 18-34 demo to
a 1.5. Gossip Girl was also up with
the target demo, jumping 6% to a 1.8 while falling flat with adults 18-49 at 0.8.