traffic light 320 TV Ratings: CBS wins, 'Traffic Light' loses a million viewers from premiereFast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Ratings were down slightly for the top three finishing networks for Tuesday night’s shows. Each of those networks averaged between 500 K and 1 million less viewers, while the fourth place network rose slightly and the CW stayed the same.

New FOX Comedy “Traffic Light,” which last week drew 4.6 million, lost over a million viewers in week two. Its lead-ins, “Raising Hope” and “Glee,” also saw drops of about a million viewers from last week.

CBS was still comfortably in first with an average of 15.9 million viewers and a 9.9 rating/16 share in households, more than doubling the average viewers of second place FOX at 7.5 million and 4.6/7. NBC was third with 6.8 million, 4.2/7, ABC was next with 5.2 million, 3.2/5 and the CW was fifth with 1.7 million, 1.1/2

In the 18-49 demo, CBS tied with FOX at a 3.0. The previous week they had 3.3 and 3.4, respectively. NBC was next with 2.5, ABC had a 1.5 and the CW had a 0.8.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (19.5 million viewers, 11.8/19 households)
FOX: “Glee” (10.5 million, 6.3/10)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (6.98 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: “No Ordinary Family” (5.04 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (1.7 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: “Glee” (4.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16.8 million, 10.4/16)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (8.4 million, 5.1/8)
FOX: “Raising Hope” (5.5 million, 3.4/5)/”Traffic Light” series premiere (3.5 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: “V” (5.4 million, 3.3/5)
The CW: “Hellcats” (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (11.4 million, 7.5/13)
ABC: “Detroit 1-8-7” (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Parenthood” (5.1 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: “The Good Wife” (2.0)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."