TV Ratings: 'NCIS,' 'House' Stay Strong Tuesday

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Naval cops and salty docs ruled the ratings once again Tuesday, as CBS and FOX each took a share of the night's Nielsen title.

CBS led the overall race with a 9.8 rating/15 share. ABC finished second at 7.6/12, beating out FOX's 6.5/10. NBC, 5.4/8, was fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.7/3.

FOX snagged the lead among adults 18-49 with a 4.7 rating. CBS and NBC tied for second at 3.5. ABC averaged 2.5 and The CW 1.1.

"NCIS," 11.3/17, scored the night's biggest audience for CBS at 8 p.m. "House," 7.7/12, put FOX in second overall and was the night's top 18-49 show. A recap of Monday's "Dancing with the Stars" took third for ABC. "The Biggest Loser: Families," 4.7/7, came in fourth for NBC. The CW got a 2.0/3 from "90210."

ABC led among households at 9 p.m. with the "Dancing with the Stars" results show, 10.8/16. CBS, however, brought in a few more viewers with "The Mentalist," 10.1/15. "Fringe" earned a 5.3/8 for FOX, edging the second hour of "The Biggest Loser," 5.2/8, on NBC. The CW's "Privileged" fell off a little from its lead-in.

At 10 p.m., CBS' "Without a Trace" scored an 8.0/13 to beat out "Law & Order: SVU," 6.3/10, on NBC. ABC's "Eli Stone" came in at 4.9/8.

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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