ncis short fuse 320 TV ratings: CBS rolls Tuesday, 'Glee' and 'No Ordinary Family' fallFast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

CBS cruised to a ratings win Tuesday night as “NCIS” improved on its numbers from last week. Elsewhere, “Glee” took a bit of a tumble from its Britney-fueled heights last week, and “No Ordinary Family” gave back some of its premiere ratings but still did OK for ABC.

CBS averaged 16.1 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/16 share among households for the night, up a tiny bit from last week. ABC was down some but still finished second overall with 11.2 million viewers and a 7.1/12. FOX (8.1 million, 4.8/8) came in third, and NBC (6.25 million, 3.8/6) was fourth. The CW drew 1.8 million people and a 1.1/2.

FOX got a narrow win in the adults 18-49 demographic as its 3.3 rating beat out CBS’ 3.2. ABC, 2.5, came in third. NBC finished fourth with a 2.3, while The CW came in with a 0.9.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” (19.5 million viewers, 11.8/19)
FOX: “Glee” (11 million, 6.5/10)
ABC: “No Ordinary Family” (8.9 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (6.5 million, 4.0/6)
The CW: “One Tree Hill” (2 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: “Glee” (4.5)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” results (16.4 million, 10.6/17)
CBS: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (16.2 million, 9.9/16)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (7.15 million, 4.3/7)
FOX: “Raising Hope” (6.3 million, 3.7/6)/”Running Wilde” (4.1 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “Life Unexpected” (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (3.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Good Wife” (12.7 million, 8.2/14)
ABC: “Detroit 1-8-7” (8.3 million, 5.3/9)
NBC: “Parenthood” (5.15 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: “The Good Wife” (2.5)

Ratings 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:Rick Porter