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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Breaks 13-Year-Old Record

What do you get when House is a repeat and DWTS is gone? Another stellar evening for CBS. Despite a two-hour Biggest Loser finale, the Eye network had its best Tuesday viewership since 1995. Meanwhile, a strong night of reality helped NBC tie CBS in the demos.

The Biggest Loser's Michelle Aguilar8pm

  • (19.9 million, 3.9/11 in 18-49) had its largest audience in its six-year history.
  • Approximately 11.7 million watched Michelle Aguilar win (4.5/12).
  • ‘s Charlie Brown Christmas (2.9/8) kept 8.3 million entertained.
  • * (6.4 million, 2.4/7) lost 7.5 million.
  • * (1.1 million, 0.5/1) was down a smidge.

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This Week on TV (12/15-12/21)

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MONDAY 12/15)
  • Heroes (NBC, 9:00):  “Mohinder may hold the key to rescuing Hiro.” I’m starting to wonder if Mohinder has the answer to anything.
  • 20/20 (ABC, 9:00):  “Teens put on a show in a chronicle of a Virginia high school production of ‘The Wiz’ that uses video diaries and interviews to follow the emotional drama of students.” Sadly, this is the same network that also put together the barely-watched .
  • Worst Week (CBS, 9:30):  “Sam helps Dick choose the perfect gift for Angela after discovering he gets her the same thing every year.” Just for the record: Some things like spa packages and jewelry can be given over and over again.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10:00):  “Heidi and Spencer consider eloping during a Mexican vacation.” Whatever you do - avert your eyes.

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Tuesday Ratings: House, Repeats Top the Night

Thanks to a nice showing from House, FOX was able to nab the demos last night. Unfortunately, the network still couldn’t completely overpower a slate of repeats on CBS.

House's Lisa Edelstein8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: The Mentalist Keeps Getting Stronger

Who knew Simon Baker could get any hotter? Last night - thanks to the absence of DWTS - a very good show managed to get even better. The Mentalist even outperformed the always strong NCIS.

Simon Baker in The Mentalist8pm

  • (18.5 million, 3.7/10 in 18-49) picked up 300,000.
  • (12.4 million, 5.0/13) had the night’s best demos.
  • ‘s presentation of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (3.1/8) entertained 9 million.
  • (8.7 million, 3.4/9) gained 1.9 million.
  • * (0.5/1) turned in 1.2 million.

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Tuesday Ratings: ABC Takes the Trophy

Although Wednesdays typically favor either CBS or FOX, a heated ballroom competition was last night’s top draw. Despite a 17% drop in viewers from last November’s finale, DWTS did just enough to help ABC win both categories yesterday.

Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke and Derek Hough8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS and FOX Each Take Half

Although numbers were down for all CBS shows, the Eye network still did enough to win with the viewers last night. Meanwhile, FOX - with help from Fringe and House - was #1 again in the demos.

House's Thirteen8pm

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This Week on TV (11/17-11/23)

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MONDAY (11/17)
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) implements changes to the Waldorf Thanksgiving traditions, which upsets Blair.” The introduction of iocane powder is always a controversial decision.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon and Kate renew their vows in an intimate Hawaiian ceremony.” Wait a second - that wedding hasn’t happened yet? They’ve been milking that cow for weeks!
  • Prison Break (FOX, 9pm):  “T-Bag’s boss at GATE makes him a tempting offer.” Please don’t let it be a season renewal.
  • My Own Worst Enemy (NBC, 10pm):  “Edward makes a risky deal with a KGB agent to find information on his past.” Edward better hurry up. He only has a few chances left to get it all figured out.

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Tuesday Ratings: NCIS Has Its Best Night Ever

I just can’t wait to see what happens when American Idol finally comes around. Last night, NCIS - a show in its sixth season - had an evening to remember. The show not only saw its best demo performance in approximately a year, it had its largest audience ever. The Mark Harmon program went on to help CBS win with the the viewers while FOX was on top with the demos.

Cote de Pablo on NCIS8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: The Mentalist Has Best Outing to Date

Maybe CBS has a repeat of Fringe to thank? Whatever the reason, The Mentalist hit a season high last night with its sixth episode. The freshman series then helped out Without a Trace’s numbers. All this activity gave the the network its best Tuesday since December ‘07. Unfortunately, House‘s hot demos meant FOX still had the lead last night in the 18-49 group.

Simon Baker8pm

  • (17.1 million, 3.4/9 in 18-49) did the same as last week.
  • (13.1 million, 5.3/14) killed in the demos.
  • ‘s presentation of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (3.4/9) had 10.4 million reminiscing.
  • (8 million, 3.1/9) packed on 700,000 more pounds.
  • (1.6/4) returned to 3.2 million.

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Tuesday Ratings: Dancing with the Stars Helps Out DWTS

Thanks to ABC’s smart decision to can Opportunity Knocks, the network’s first two hours saw big improvements over last week. Unfortunately, its third hour (Eli Stone) didn’t benefit from the programming change. By night’s end, CBS was the winner with the viewers while FOX was tops with the demos.

Dancing with the Stars' Toni Braxton and Alec Mazo8pm

  • (17.1 million, 3.6/10 in 18-49) lost 800,000.
  • (12.9 million, 5.5/15) had the best demos of the night.
  • A * recap show (9.3 million, 2.0/6) did 4 million better than last week’s Knocks.
  • (7.3 million, 2.9/8) was down slightly.
  • * (1.4 million, 0.6/2) was down 400,000.

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