Image Credit: Justin Lubin/NBCGood news regarding NBC’s Parenthood on Tuesday: The drama finished with a tenth of a point of a time period lead in adults 18-49 (2.1 rating/6 share and 5 million viewers), its most competitive finish this season. The drama’s also been up for three consecutive weeks among total viewers. The show does especially well with DVRs (up 42 percent in adults 18-49). So you’re watching it, you’re really watching it!
Now back to the big winners. Fox and CBS tied for first place among 18-49 (3.2/9) for the night. Glee averaged 4.5/12 and 10.7 million, followed by Raising Hope (up 4 percent to a 2.6/7, 5.9 million) and Running Wilde (up 18 percent to a 1.3/3, 2.9 million). On the Eye, NCIS was the night’s No. 1 program among viewers (19.7 million) and averaged a 3.9/11. NCIS: Los Angeles earned a 3.3/9 and 15.5 million viewers, followed by The Good Wife (2.2/7, 12.2 million). Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million peeps.
ABC was second in the demo for the night with a 2.4/7. No Ordinary Family was up 10 percent to a 2.2/6 (7.7 million), followed by Dancing With the Stars (up 6 percent to a 3.4/9, 16.8 million), and Detroit 1-8-7 (down 5 percent to a 1.8/5, 7.7 million). NBC was third in the demo with a 2.3/6, with The Biggest Loser earning a 2.4/6 and averaging 6.8 million viewers. That’s a three-week high for eyeballs. (Hey! NBC will take any good news for its struggling reality-show lineup these days).
In the total viewer race, CBS was first on Tuesday with 15.8 million, followed by ABC (10.8 million), Fox (7.6 million), NBC (6.2 million), and the CW (1.6 million).