rudolph red nosed reindeer TV ratings: Rudolph, Victorias Secret score for CBS TuesdayFast national ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

A wholesome Christmas special and a bunch of models in lingerie carried CBS to a big ratings win Tuesday. Both “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” improved on their ratings from last year, with the “VS” show rising by more than a full point among adults 18-49.

Elsewhere, “Glee,” “New Girl” and “Raising Hope” were all up a bit from their last airings two weeks ago, and NBC’s lineup and The CW’s “90210″ improved as well.

CBS scored 12.1 million viewers and a 7.1 rating/11 share in households Tuesday night, leading its closest competitor by more than 4 million viewers. ABC (7.5 million, 4.8/7) finished second, a little ahead of FOX (7.15 million, 4.2/6). NBC was fourth with 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3/7. The CW (1.6 million, 1.0/1) was off the pace.

The Eye also ruled the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.8 rating, beating out FOX’s 3.1. NBC came in third in the demo with a 2.3, followed by ABC, 1.7, and The CW, 0.7.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: Special – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (12.7 million viewers, 6.8/10 households)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” (10.2 million, 6.4/10)/”Man Up!” (6.6 million, 4.1/6)
FOX: “Glee” (7.8 million, 4.7/7)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (7.1 million, 4.6/7)
The CW: “90210″ (1.6 million, 1.0/1)

18-49 leader: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (4.0)

9 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” rerun (13.35 million, 8.2/12)
NBC: “The Biggest Loser” (7.1 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “New Girl” (7.6 million, 4.3/6)/”Raising Hope” (5.3 million, 3.0/4)
ABC: “The Middle” reruns – two episodes (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: “Ringer” (1.6 million, 1.0/1)

18-49 leader: “New Girl” (3.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: Special – “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” (10.3 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: “Body of Proof” (9.4 million, 6.2/10)
NBC: “Parenthood” (5.7 million, 3.8/6)

18-49 leader: “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” (4.6)

Ratings
information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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