'The Biggest Loser' host Alison Sweeney

'The Biggest Loser' host Alison Sweeney

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CBS once again hung with FOX in Tuesday's overall ratings, while the all-night finale of "The Biggest Loser: Couples" scored strong demographic numbers for NBC.

FOX and CBS each scored a 9.6 rating/15 share in households for the night, but FOX had more total viewers, 16.5 million to CBS' 15.1 million. NBC took third with a 7.1/11. ABC, 5.1/8, came in fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.3/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 6.1 rating led the way, while NBC finished a solid second at 4.7. CBS, 3.1, took third, followed by ABC, 1.9, and The CW, 1.0.

"American Idol" scored a 12.6/20 for FOX at 8 p.m. "NCIS" delivered a 10.0/16 for CBS. The first hour of "The Biggest Loser" finale, 5.7/9, put NBC in third. An hour of "According to Jim" averaged 2.7/4 for ABC. The CW was fifth with "Reaper."

CBS took the overall lead at 9 p.m. with "The Mentalist," 10.1/15. "Dancing with the Stars" snagged an 8.9/14 for ABC. "The Biggest Loser" stayed in third overall but led the hour in adults 18-49. The season finale of "Fringe" earned a 6.6/10 for FOX. The CW got a 1.4/2 from "90210."

At 10 o'clock, CBS' "Without a Trace" (8.9/15), but the conclusion of "The Biggest Loser," 8.0/13, had a sizable demo lead. "Cupid" posted a 3.6/6 for ABC.

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.