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Tuesday ratings: ABC’s Dancing takes a dive

Tuesday night, ABC and CBS battled for ratings supremacy. The reality juggernaut Dancing with the Stars had a tough time with veteran NCIS, while Body of Proof received an unexpected boost!

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars has hit a snag. During the first results show of the season, it experienced a significant drop in the ratings.

According to TV by the Numbers, the competition pulled 15.3 million viewers and a 3.0 demo rating, which is down 30 percent from last season’s premiere.

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Here’s the hour by hour breakdown:

CBS won the 8 p.m. time slot thanks to veteran NCIS and its 18.2 million viewers. ABC opted for a DWTS recap, which earned 10.4 million viewers. NBC’s The Biggest Loser clocked in with 5.6 million, while Fox’s double dose of Raising Hope earned 3.7 and 3 million viewers respectively. The CW’s teen-centric 90210 was in last place with 1.3 million.

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During the 9 o’clock hour, the aforementioned DWTS‘ 15.3 million held its own against NCIS: Los Angeles and its 14.6 million viewers. Fox’s New Girl received 4.9 million viewers, while Breaking In pulled 2.8 million. On a sad note, The CW’s Ringer averaged a mere 1.1 million viewers. Where’s the love for Sarah Michelle Gellar?

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For the last leg of the night, ABC’s Body of Proof received a ratings boost, earning 10 million total viewers. The drama was neck and neck with CBS’ Unforgettable, which scored 10.4 million, while NBC’s Fashion Star pulled 4 million viewers.

Overall, CBS averaged 14.5 million viewers and a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demo. ABC came in second with 11.9 million and a 2.3 rating , while NBC was third with 5 million and a 1.8 rating. Fox came in fourth place with 3.6 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, while The CW averaged 1.2 million and a 0.6 rating. Yipes!

What did you watch last night?

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