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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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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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Tuesday Ratings: ABC Not Singing About Eli Stone

Although it had the opportunity to piggyback off a nice lead-in, Eli Stone‘s premiere was down 45% from its debut last year. The show also came in third in its hour. In the end, CBS was once again the winner with the viewers while FOX was on top with the demos.

Eli Stone8pm

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Tuesday Ratings: Wins for CBS and FOX

Although most shows have seen ratings drop-offs after their premieres, CBS’ Tuesday lineup remained steady. For the second week, the Eye network attracted the most viewers while FOX was the winner with the demos.

NCIS' Pauley Perrette8pm

  • (17.5 million, 3.5/10 in 18-49) was only off by 200,000.
  • (13 million, 5.4/15) had the night’s best demos.
  • (7.4 million, 2.9/8) had 200,000 more weighing in.
  • (6 million, 1.8/5) lost 600,000.
  • (3.2 million, 1.7/5) improved by 200,000.

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Premieres Start Strong

Despite heated competition (House, Fringe, Dancing With the Stars), CBS’ fresh slate managed to eke out a win with the viewers last night. That said, FOX was still in control of the demos.

The Mentalist8pm

  • Approximately 17.7 million welcomed the return of (3.5/10 in 18-49).
  • (12.1 million, 5.0/14) had the night’s best demos.
  • (7.2 million, 3.0/8) dropped 700,000 pounds.
  • ’ premiere (1.8/5) attracted 6.6 million.
  • (3 million, 1.5/4) was down 300,000.

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This Week on TV (9/28-9/21)

Meredith and Derek on Grey's Anatomy

(You can view TV Envy’s Fall Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (9/22)

Season premieres: The Big Bang Theory, Boston Legal, CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week

  • Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm):  Special two-hour premiere. “The season begins with 13 new celebrities.” Any time a reference is made about ’s butt or cut foot, take a drink.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Charlie runs into an ex-girlfriend whose son bears a striking resemblance to him.” As if Charlie Sheen really needed to get involved in another custody issue.
  • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  Special two-hour premiere. “Suresh makes an important breakthrough.” It’s taken him two seasons to realize how boring his character is.
  • Worst Week (CBS, 9:30pm):  Series premiere. “Disaster-prone Sam Briggs, and his girlfriend, Melanie, visit her parents – who don’t like Sam – to tell them that they are engaged and expecting a child.” It’s always good to get the disappointing news out all at once.

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