The series premiere of ABC’s sci-fi drama V performed mightily in Tuesday’s 8-9 p.m. hour, and even built its audience by 2 percent in the second half hour. V earned ABC the highest Adult 18-49 rating for an 8 p.m. drama debut on any network and any night since the 2004 series premiere of Lost. Meanwhile, NBC’s The Biggest Loser built its audience by over a million viewers from 8-10 p.m., and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance lost 13 percent of its audience from 9-10 p.m., perhaps due to Dancing With the Stars‘ double-elimination results show. After a week of repeats, average viewership for NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles was slightly down since their last new episodes October 20, but both won their competitive time slots as usual to let CBS sweep the chart in total viewership for Tuesday night.

TimeShowViewers (in millions)

8:00 p.m.




NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)



The Good Wife (CBS)


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