UPDATE THURSDAY AM: The Tuesday Live+Same day numbers, delayed by the holiday weekend, came in this morning. Fox’s Glee, which was beaten by CBS’ NCIS for the first time in the fact-nationals, added a tenth in the finals to finish tied with the veteran CBS drama at a 4.4/12.
PREVIOUS WEDNESDAY AM: It was a good night for CBS’ NCIS and NCIS: LA, Fox’s Raising Hope and Traffic Light and NBC’s Parenthood, all of which posted double-digit increases from last week. With a 22% surge in 18-49, NCIS (4.4/12 in 18-49, 21.3 million viewers) edged Fox’s Glee (4.3/12, up 2%, 10.5 million) for the first time this season to rank as the top program of the night in total viewers and 18-49.
NCIS‘ big gains was carried on by its spinoff, NCIS: LA (3.9/10, 18.6 million) which was up 18% in the demo and hit a season high in total viewers to easily win the 9 PM hour. But, surprisingly, CBS’ ratings upswing came to a screaming halt at 10 PM where The Good Wife (1.9/5, 11.5 million) was down 5% from last week and finished second in the time slot among adults 18-49 behind NBC’s Parenthood. Parenthood (2.1/6, 5.5 million) was up 11% from last week in the demo, while its lead-in, a two-hour Biggest Loser (2.7/7, 7.5 million) was flat.
Following Glee, Fox’s comedies Raising Hope (2.5/7) and Traffic Light (1.7/4) rebounded after steep double-digit declines last week. Raising Hope was up 14% in adults 18-49, Traffic Light up 21%.
Glee and resurgent NCIS pushed ABC’s No Ordinary Family (1.4/4, 4.8 million) to a series low in the demo, down 7% from last week. At 9 PM V (1.9/5) was flat. at 10 PM, a special Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.4/4) improved by 17% on the performance of Detroit 1-8-7 in the slot last week.
CW veteran One Tree Hill (2 million, 1.0/3 in 18-34) was up 25% in viewers and 10% in 18-34 from last week. Hellcats (1.7 million, 0.7/2 in 18-34) was up 6% in viewers and down 22% in 18-34.