Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009
The big four broadcast networks had their schedules disrupted by President Obama's address on Afghanistan Tuesday, but when things settled down CBS ended up with the most viewers for the night.
Also of note: "The Biggest Loser," bumped back an hour because of the speech, substantially (and unsurprisingly) outperformed "The Jay Leno Show's" average at 10 p.m., while the revamped "Scrubs" fell off significantly from its ABC debut last season.
For the night, CBS averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 6.9 rating/11 share in households. NBC (9.3 million, 5.9/9) finished second. ABC (5.49 million, 3.5/6) beat FOX (5.46 million, 3.4/5) for third place by the slimmest of margins. The CW trailed with 1.8 million viewers and a 1.3/2.
NBC led the adults 18-49 race with a 3.2, beating CBS' 2.4. FOX took third with a 2.1, followed by ABC, 1.6, and The CW, 0.9.
Tuesday hour by hour. Ratings for 8 p.m. on the big four are likely to change because of the live news coverage.
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