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‘Glee,’ ‘NCIS’ top Tuesday

NBC fourth but 'Parenthood' up

After a week off for Election Night coverage, Fox’s “Glee” and CBS’ “NCIS” both returned down from their most recent original telecast but still ruled as Tuesday’s top-rated programs. Gainers on the night included NBC’s “Parenthood” and ABC’s “No Ordinary Family.”

CBS and Fox split the night’s top honors in adults 18-49, with the Eye ruling in adults 25-54 and total viewers.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “Glee” (4.5 rating/12 share in adults 18-49, 10.8 million viewers overall) was down about 8% from its Halloween-themed episode of two weeks ago but remained the night’s No. 1 program in all under-50 categories. It was followed by “Raising Hope” (third-place 2.6/7 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) and the struggling “Running Wilde” (1.3/3 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall).

At CBS, “NCIS” (3.9/11 in 18-49, 19.8 million viewers overall) dropped 5% from its most recent firstrun episode, placing second for its hour and the night in 18-49 and standing as Tuesday’s No. 1 show in both adults 25-54 (5.5/14) and total viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.3/9 in 18-49, 15.5 million viewers overall) and “The Good Wife” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall) also were on the decline and appear to have hit season lows, though “Wife” still narrowly led in 18-49 and won easily in 25-54 (3.3/9) and total viewers.

ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) improved by 10% over its 18-49 low of two weeks ago and drew its largest overall audience in five weeks, tying NBC’s “Biggest Loser” in 18-49 for third in its tough hour. At 9, “Dancing With the Stars Results” (3.4/9 in 18-49, 16.8 million viewers overall) was on the upswing as well to win its hour in most categories, while 10 p.m. drama “Detroit 1-8-7” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) figures to finish down slightly from its last original episode.

NBC continues to see lower than expected scores from “The Biggest Loser” (2.4/6 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall), but “Parenthood” was on the rise at 10 p.m. (2.1/6 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall), finishing just a tick out of the 18-49 lead while drawing its largest overall audience in five weeks.

CW remains low on this night with “One Tree Hill” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall) and “Life Unexpected” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS and Fox, 3.2/9; ABC, 2.4/7; NBC, 2.3/6; Univision, 1.6/4; CW, 0.8/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 15.8 million; ABC, 10.8 million; Fox, 7.6 million; NBC, 6.2 million; Univision, 3.8 million; CW, 1.6 million.

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