Fox's one-two punch of American Idol and Glee led the network to another Tuesday night ratings win.
The Madonna-themed episode of Glee expressed itself to 13.5 million viewers and was the night's highest-rated scripted series among the adults-18-to-49 demographic. The show only lost 5 percent in the demo compared to its record-setting return last week, and it did it following a weaker American Idol (19.1 million viewers), which was down 8 percent from the previous week.
NBC took second place in the demo for the evening, as the recently renewed Parenthood (7.2 million viewers) grew to its highest rating in the demo since its premiere. It was preceded by The Biggest Loser, which drew 8.5 million viewers.
ABC's programming was mostly down. A Dancing with the Stars results show (13.4 million viewers) was down 11 percent in the demo from the previous week to become the lowest-rated results show in the series' history. Lost (9.4 million viewers) also hit a series low among 18-to-49-year-olds, while V (6 million viewers) improved ever so slightly in the demo.
CBS took fourth place for the night with repeats of NCIS (9.8 million viewers), NCIS: Los Angeles (10.2 million viewers), and The Good Wife (7.7 million viewers). The CW's repeats of 90210 and Life Unexpected each drew less than a million viewers.