CBS, NBC Share Tuesday Title

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007

NBC and CBS dueled it out with original programming Tuesday, and each network ended up with a share of the ratings spoils.

CBS won the overall race with a 6.7 rating/11 share in primetime, finishing just ahead of NBC's 6.5/11. FOX came in third with a 5.1/8. ABC, 4.4/7, finished fourth, and The CW was well off the pace at 1.0/2.

NBC scored a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 to win the demographic title. FOX took second at 2.7, edging CBS' 2.5. ABC averaged 2.1 and The CW 0.6.

"NCIS" easily won the 8 p.m. hour for CBS with an 8.3/14. Night two of "Clash of the Choirs" drew a 5.2/9 for NBC. ABC's "Duel," 4.6/8, came in third, while FOX was fourth with a repeat of "Bones." The CW got a 1.0/2 from a repeat of "Crowned."

NBC took the lead at 9 p.m. with the finale of "The Biggest Loser," 7.1/11. CBS slid one spot to second with "The Unit," 6.8/11. A "House" rerun on FOX posted a 6.5/10, moving ahead of "Duel" and an "According to Jim" rerun on ABC. The CW held steady with a "Reaper" rerun.

"The Biggest Loser," 7.3/12, kept NBC on top at 10 p.m. ABC's "Boston Legal," 5.0/8, beat out CBS' "Cane," 4.9/8, for second.

  • 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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