Gwyneth Paltrow returned to Glee last night, and the Fox dramedy (4.6/14 in adults 18-49, 12 million viewers) went up 5% in the ratings from its most recent original 2 weeks ago. After finishing tied for first place in 18-49 with CBS’ NCIS for the first time on Jan. 22, Glee returned to its status of sole demo winner on Tuesday night, with CBS’ lineup in repeats. Both Fox live-action comedies got extra sampling behind American Idol last week. That seems to have helped Raising Hope (2.8/8), which was up 17% from its last original 2 weeks ago. However, with the post-Idol exposure and a higher Raising Hope as lead-in, Traffic Light (1.5/4) was down 6% from its last original on Jan. 22, a pretty ominous sign for the midseason comedy. Fox (3.4/10, 8.6 million), the only network to air all-new programming last night, won Tuesday in 18-49, while CBS’ all-repeat lineup (2.1/6, 11.7 million) was No.1 in total viewers.
After taking a ratings hit from facing American Idol last week, NBC’s reality veteran The Biggest Loser (2.9/8) rebounded nicely, up 21%. (Parenthood was a repeat.) Following a No Ordinary Family repeat, ABC’s V (1.7/5) was down a tenth (6%) from last week to tie its series low. Detroit 1-8-7 (1.1/3), whose days are clearly numbered, was down 8% from its last telecast 3 weeks ago after getting pre-empted for the Charlie Sheen 20/20 special last week.