Net takes advantage of 'Glee' repeat to dominate

A repeat of Fox’s “Glee” seemed to open the door for CBS on Tuesday, as the net’s dramas rolled to their best young-adult deliveries since last winter. Also on the night, ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” dipped a bit more while the net’s “Detroit 1-8-7” edged up.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, CBS claimed the top two programs of the evening in “NCIS” (4.2/12 in 18-49, 19.1 million viewers overall) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.9/10 in 18-49, 16.0 million viewers overall), both of which were up about 10% week to week for their best 18-49 scores since early February. And at 10, “The Good Wife” continues to look good in its second season (2.6/7 in 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall), up slightly week to week, comfortably leading its major-network drama competition and logging its best demo score since March.

For the night, CBS won over runner-up ABC by 3 shares in adults 18-49, by 4 shares in adults 25-54 and by more than 5 million viewers overall. The net’s 3.6 rating in 18-49 was its best on a Tuesday since February.

ABC continues to be up year-to-year on Tuesday, though “No Ordinary Family” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall) was down a tick week to week and couldn’t take advantage of competing hourlong “Glee” airing a repeat. It was followed by the “Dancing with the Stars Results” show (3.1/8 in 18-49, 15.3 million viewers overall), which was down week to week, and 10 p.m. rookie drama “Detroit 1-8-7” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall), which appears headed for slight week-to-week increases when the nationals are issued later today.

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” (2.5/7 in 18-49, 7.0 million viewers overall) and “Parenthood” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) were on par with the previous week; “Parenthood” continues to generate good numbers in same-week DVR playback, but it’s not performing that well on the night it airs.

Fox tumbled to fourth place among the major nets on Tuesday with its lineup of a “Glee” repeat (2.0/6 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall) followed by a repeat of “Raising Hope” (1.7/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) and an original of “Running Wilde” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall), whose cancellation tock is clicking.

At CW, “One Tree Hill” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall) didn’t seem to benefit much from the “Glee” repeat, though it did match its season high in women 18-34 (2.0/6), and lead-out “Life Unexpected” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall) was in line with its recent deliveries.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 3.6/10; ABC, 2.4/7; NBC, 2.3/6; Fox and Univision, 1.7/5; CW, 0.8/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 15.8 million; ABC, 10.3 million; NBC, 6.3 million; Fox, 4.6 million; Univision, 4.1 million; CW, 1.7 million.

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