ABC's 'V' wraps with modest gains

Fox captured Tuesday’s demo derby behind “Glee,” which was the top-rated program on a night when the CBS lineup aired in repeat. Meanwhile, ABC’s “V” ended its second season with only a slight week-to-week bump and ran fourth in its hour.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “Glee” ruled the 8 o’clock hour in demos (4.0/13 in 18-49, 10.8 million viewers overall) even if the start of Daylight Savings Time contributed to a projected 11% decline vs. last week. The net then fell off from there as usual with half-hours “Raising Hope” (2.5/7 in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall) and “Traffic Light” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall).

NBC moved up to second place on the night among young adults behind “The Biggest Loser” (2.7/8 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall), which was down a bit week to week but again won the 9 o’clock hour in demos. The Peacock then used the 10 o’clock hour to give additional exposure to new Sunday reality contest “America’s Next Great Restaurant” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall), which fared better than last week’s repeat of “Parenthood” in the timeslot.

CBS, Tuesday’s leader in total viewers, held up well even in repeats with its combo of “NCIS” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 12.5 million viewers overall) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 12.5 million viewers overall), which tied as the evening’s most-watched programs overall. Not faring as well in repeat was 10 p.m. drama “The Good Wife” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall).

At ABC, following an encore “No Ordinary Family” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall), the second-season finale of sci-fi drama “V” averaged a 1.8/5 in 18-49 and 5.3 million viewers overall, up a tick week to week and running fourth in 18-49 for the 9 o’clock hour. And closing out the night, “Detroit 1-8-7″ (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall) was up slightly from last week but remains a weak performer. For the night, ABC placed fifth in 18-49 (behind Univision) among the broadcast networks.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 3.0/9; NBC, 2.3/7; CBS, 1.9/6; Univision, 1.7/5; ABC, 1.3/4; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 10.8 million; Fox, 8.0 million; NBC, 6.6 million; ABC, 4.9 million; Univision, 4.4 million; CW, 0.8 million.

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