ABC's 'Last Man' rises; CW's 'Remodeled' rejected

With CBS airing repeats of its tough ”NCIS” combo, Fox moved to the Tuesday lead among young adults behind timeslot-winning performances by ”Glee” and ”New Girl” in their return to originals for the first time in five weeks.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, ”Glee” opened the night for Fox with a 3.0 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers overall , winning the 8 o’clock hour in 18-49 and on par with its most recent original episode on Dec. 13. It was followed by ”New Girl” (3.4/8 in 18-49, 6.9 million viewers overall), the No. 1 show of the night in demos and up a tick vs. its last original, and ”Raising Hope” (2.3/6 in 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall), which ran second in 18-49 at 9:30 and matched its last firstrun episode.

NBC ranked second for the night in 18-49 as its combo of ”The Biggest Loser” (2.3/6 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall) and ”Parenthood” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 4.9 million viewers overall) came in roughly on par with last week. ”Parenthood” narrowly led the 10 p.m. drama battle in 18-49, with the broadcast shows expected to be challenged , or surpassed in some categories , by the season premieres of USA’s ”White Collar,” FX’s ”Justified” and TNT’s ”Southland.”

ABC’s ”Last Man Standing” (2.6/7 in 18-49, 8.6 second for the night in 18-49) rallied from its low of last week and seemed to pick up audience from CBS, whose ”NCIS” repeat drew about 8 million viewers less than last week’s original. It was followed by a ”Last Man Standing” repeat (2.0/5 in 18-49, 6.5 second for the night in 18-49), which improved upon previous timeslot occupant ”Work It,” and another solid showing by ”Celebrity Wife Swap” (2.1/5 in 18-49, 5.9 second for the night in 18-49). Closing out the night, ”Body of Proof” (1.6/4 in 18-49, 7.9 second for the night in 18-49) matched last week’s score and was the hour’s narrow leader in 25-54 and total viewers.

CBS aired repeats of ”NCIS” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 13.1 million viewers overall), ”NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.7/4 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall) and ”Unforgettable” (1.5/4 in 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) and was still competitive in 18-49 and just a couple of ticks behind ABC for the night’s lead among adults 25-54. The Eye also won as usual in total viewers with a dominant 9.9 million.

At CW, the return of ”90210” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall) was followed by a preview episode of ”Remodeled,” which drew a tiny audience (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.7 million viewers overall) in advance of its regular-night bow tonight.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: Fox, 2.9/7; NBC, 2.1/5; ABC, 2.0/5; CBS, 1.8/5; Univision, 1.5/4; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 9.9 million; ABC, 7.1 million; Fox, 6.7 million; NBC, 6.1 million; Univision, 3.5 million; CW, 1.0 million.

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