Glee's Christmas episode led Fox to a decisive victory Tuesday night, while even reruns of the reliable NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS pulled in big audiences.
At 8, the fall finale of Glee posted a 4.4 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 11 million total viewers. NCIS scored a 2.0 rating with 11.8 million, and ABC's A Charlie Brown Christmas posted a 2.6 — down 30 percent from last year's airing -- with 8 million. (The animated holiday special was the most popular show on Tuesday night with kids aged 2-11.) Elsewhere, NBC's Minute To Win It won a 1.6 rating and 6.9 million, and the CW's One Tree Hill averaged a 1.0 rating and 2.2 million.
NCIS: LA pulled in 10.4 million people (1.9 demo rating) at 9. The ABC freshman series No Ordinary Family averaged 6.3 million and a 1.9 demo rating. Fox's Raising Hope was up 7 percent and tied NBC's The Biggest Loser in the demo — 2.9 — but canceled Running Wilde fell off precipitously to 1.7. The CW's Life Unexpected put up a 0.9 with 1.8 million watching.
The Biggest Loser performed consistently, with an audience of 8 million-plus that grew along with the overall demo to a season-high 3.1, and was even the biggest winner during the last hour it was on — against Detroit 1-8-7 and The Good Wife.