Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006.
Two repeats of the Emmy nominated medical drama "House" helped FOX top the competition in all key measures on Tuesday night.
Overall, FOX averaged a 5.8 rating/10 share on the night, comfortably ahead of second place CBS' 4.6/8. NBC was a close third with a 4.4/8, with ABC's 3.5/6 good enough for fourth. UPN's 1.6/3 was fifth, followed by The WB's 1.2/2.
FOX also won among adults 18-49, doing a 3.1 rating in the all-important demographic. CBS kept things tight with a 2.7 rating for third. NBC's 2.0 rating and the 1.9 rating for ABC weren't far off. UPN did a 0.7 rating to nip the 0.6 rating for The WB.
CBS began the night in first with the 5.1/9 for "Big Brother: All-Stars." FOX's "House" was in second with a 5.0/9. NBC's coverage of the Miss Teen USA pageant was third with a 3.5/6 outdoing a pair of "According to Jim" episodes on ABC. UPN's "Veronica Mars" posted a solid 1.6/3, beating The WB's "Gilmore Girls" for fifth.
The second episode of "House" improved to a 6.6/11 for FOX, making for an easy 9 p.m. win. NBC's beauty pageant moved up to second, nipping the 4.0/7 for "Rock Star Supernova" on CBS. ABC kept airing episodes of "According to Jim," staying in fourth. UPN's "Veronica Mars" was up to a 1.7/3, still beating the 1.2/2 for The WB's "Gilmore Girls."
NBC closed the night on top with a 5.6/10 for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." CBS' "48 Hours Mystery" was second with a 4.8/8, leaving ABC back in third with a 3.7/6.