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CBS takes Tuesday; 'Running Wilde' and 'Parenthood' struggle to stay alive

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ratingsImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC; Myles Aronowitz/Fox; Chris Hastings/NBCLike we even have to remind anyone how popular NCIS remains: CBS won yet another Tuesday, thanks to its pair-up of the Mark Harmon starrer and NCIS: LA from 8-10 p.m. But The Good Wife deserves some credit too: The sophomore drama, like the NCIS shows, also won its timeslot among adults 18-49 (2.6 rating/7 share) and viewers (12.2 million). NCIS was the night’s most watched show with 19 million viewers while the spinoff attracted 15.9 milion.

All of the CBS shows posted gains versus last week. Overall, the Eye won the night in adults 18-49 with a 3.6/10 and 15.7 million viewers. Each 18-49 ratings point is worth 1.3 million.

Fox lost some momentum by running repeats of Glee and Raising Hope, which did no favors for the poor Running Wilde starring Keri Russell. It only averaged a 1.2/3 and was down 14% versus last week among adults 18-49. It averaged 3 million. Fox finished fourth for the night in viewers (4.6 million) and adults 18-49 (1.7/5).

ABC was second for the night in the key demo (2.4/7) and viewers (10.3 million), mostly due to the results episode of Dancing With the Stars, which averaged 15.2 million and a 3.1/8. But it’s still tough going for Michael Chiklis and his super-powered clan on No Ordinary Family. The freshman drama only averaged 2.2/6 in the demo — down 4% versus last week — which translates to its lowest-rated telecast to date. The show averaged 7.4 million. Detroit 1-8-7, however, was up 12% versus last week in the demo (1.9/5) and lured 8.2 million.

Despite the dips, ABC reports that it’s still stronger on the night versus last year and is the only network to see its total viewer count improve. See? It’s never hard for the networks to look for a bright side.

It’s doubtful that anyone over at NBC has anything good to say about its Tuesday shows. The Biggest Loser only posted a 2.5/7 — down 4% versus last year — and averaged 6.9 million viewers. And the mourning continues for Parenthood, which hobbled in with a 1.9/5 — its lowest-rated telecast ever (it brought in 4.8 million). The Peacock deserves to take a lot of lumps for some of its programming decisions over the last two years but not for the well-produced and ridiculously underappreciated Parenthood.

Overall, the Peacock benefitted from the Glee rerun on Fox by coming in third for the night among 18-49 (2.3/6) and viewers (6.3 million). The CW was helped, too, by repeats on Fox. One Tree Hill earned its best women 18-49 rating (1.4/4) since the season premiere.  Each 18-49 rating point for that specific demo represents 659,700 women.

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