Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009
FOX rolled to another ratings victory Tuesday, with "Fringe" grabbed its best ratings yet behind "American Idol."
FOX drew an 11.2 rating/17 share for the night, beating CBS, 8.7/13, by a pretty comfortable margin. NBC took third with a 6.6/10. ABC was a pretty distant fourth at 3.5/5, and The CW came in at 1.4/2.
The adults 18-49 demographic also went to FOX, whose 7.5 rating was almost double the 3.9 for second-place NBC. CBS, 2.9, finished third, followed by ABC, 2.0, and The CW, 1.0.
The first show of "American Idol's" Hollywood round scored a 14.8/22 at 8 p.m. "NCIS" put CBS in second with an 8.9/13. "The Biggest Loser: Couples" drew a 5.6/8 for NBC. "Homeland Security USA" was fourth for ABC, while The CW got a 1.6/2 from "90210."
CBS moved into first at 9 p.m. with "The Mentalist," 9.3/14. "Fringe" drew a 7.7/12 for FOX and led the hour among adults 18-49, beating out "The Biggest Loser," 7.4/11, by a few tenths of a point. An hour of "Scrubs" averaged 3.0/5 for ABC. "Privileged" wrapped up the night for The CW.
"Without a Trace" scored a 7.8/13 for CBS at 10 p.m. NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" earned a 6.8/11 and won the hour among adults 18-49. "Primetime: What Would You Do?" drew a 3.8/6 for ABC.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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