December 09, 2009 at 06:09 PM EST

The season finale of NBC’s The Biggest Loser was Tuesday night’s big winner — it earned an extremely high Adults 18-49 rating of 5.0, and its average viewership grew a whopping 24 percent over the course of two hours. As a result, the network’s 10 p.m. offering, The Jay Leno Show, enjoyed its highest viewership in weeks. And yet! CBS drew in the highest average viewership for the night with its slate of repeats. The return of ABC’s Better Off Ted performed poorly — that funny show cannot catch a break. In what universe does Portia de Rossi plus genetic engineering not equal funny? Join EW’s Ken Tucker in his petition to ABC to throw BOT into its Wednesday night comedy block alongside Modern Family and Cougar Town.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. NCIS (CBS)

The Biggest Loser (NBC)

A Charlie Brown Christmas (ABC)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

90210 (The CW)

15.0 (repeat)





8:30 Disney Prep & Landing (ABC) 12.1
9:00 The Biggest Loser (NBC)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Scrubs (ABC)

Melrose Place (The CW)

14.7 (continued)


6.3 (continued)



9:30 Better Off Ted (ABC) 3.8
10:00 The Good Wife (CBS)

The Jay Leno Show (NBC)

The Forgotten (ABC)

9.2 (repeat)


4.3 (repeat)

Read more:

‘The Biggest Loser’ recap: The end of the road

EW’s interview with the ‘Biggest Loser’ winner

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Pulling out all the stops

Ken Tucker on ‘Better Off Ted’: Let’s enjoy it while it lasts

EW video: ‘Ted”s Jay Harrington’s 30-second plea for you to watch!

‘Melrose Place’ recap: A new body in the pool

‘90210’ recap: When the boys get amorous, the girls go to St. Barts

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