Remaining true to season form, CBS and FOX split up the ratings pie on Tuesday night.
Overall, CBS won easily with a 9.5 rating/15, knocking off the 7.9/12 for ABC and FOX's 6.8/10. NBC had a decent night with a 5.5/8, followed by The CW's 1.5/2.
Among adults 18-49, though, it was FOX on top with a 4.8 rating in the key demographic. NBC was well back in second with a 3.4 rating, followed by CBS' 3.2 rating. ABC finished fourth with a 2.7 rating and The CW's 1.2 rating trailed.
CBS started the night in first with a 10.9/17 for "NCIS." FOX's "House" had a 7.9/12 to barely nip ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" recap. NBC's "Biggest Losers: Families Edition" was fourth with a 4.5/7, followed the the 1.9/3 for "90210" on the CW.
At 8 p.m. ABC moved into the lead with an 11.4/17 for the "Dancing" elimination. CBS' freshman hit "The Mentalist" had a 9.9/15 to follow. FOX's "Fringe" was down to a 5.7/8, but still beat NBC's "Biggest Loser" for the hour. On The CW, "Privileged" had a 1.2/2.
CBS moved back into first in the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.8/13 for "Without a Trace." NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" was second with a 6.7/11, while ABC's "Eli Stone" had a 4.6/8 for third.