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TV Ratings: 'Mentalist' Detects CBS Win Tuesday

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Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

CBS' drama lineup continued its winning ways on Tuesday, as did FOX's "House," which once again scored the night's best demographic numbers.

CBS scored a 9.6 rating/15 share for the night, easily beating ABC's 7.1/11. FOX came in third at 5.9/8. NBC's 5.4/8 was good for fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.8/3.

Thanks to "House," FOX led the night among adults 18-49 with a 3.9 rating. CBS finished second in the demo with a 3.4, followed closely by NBC, 3.2, and ABC, 3.1. The CW drew a 1.3.

"NCIS" ruled the 8 p.m. hour, scoring a 10.8/16 for CBS. "House" delivered a 7.9/12 for FOX. "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," 5.7/9, put ABC in third. "The Biggest Loser: Families" was fourth for NBC, while "90210" earned a 2.2/3 for The CW.

ABC moved into the lead at 9 p.m. with the "Dancing with the Stars" results show, 10.8/16. "The Mentalist" scored a 10.1/16 for CBS and built on its lead-in among adults 18-49. "The Biggest Loser" improved to 5.2/8 for NBC, topping a "Fringe" repeat on FOX. "Privileged" posted a 1.5/2 for The CW.

"Without a Trace," 8.0/13, gave CBS the lead again at 10 p.m. "Law & Order: SVU," 6.2/10, finished second for NBC, while "Eli Stone" came in at 5.0/8 for ABC.

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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