Ratings: House tops, undies shrink

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show's once tight, firm ratings have given way to sagging, wrinkly returns. The CBS special scored a 2.7 rating in 18 to 49s, with 6.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnights. That's compared to last year's show, which came in with a 3.8 rating and 8.8 million viewers.

In a night filled with reruns, ABC fared well with a Christmas chestnut, Santa Claus Comin' to Town. NBC's Friday Night Lights scored its highest Tuesday ratings since October 24 and logged the most viewers since October 17.

At 8 p.m., ABC earned a 3.9 for Santa Claus. NBC and CBS both snared a 2.5, with Lights and a repeat of NCIS, respectively. Fox scored a 2.2 for Standoff, and The CW earned a 2.1 for Gilmore Girls.

At 9 p.m., Fox and a House repeat doctored up a 4.7, good enough to become the night's highest-rated show. NBC and CBS again tied, this time with a 2.4, for repeats of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Unit. ABC took a combined 2.0 for Big Day and Help Me Help You. CW came in with a 0.9 for a Veronica Mars rerun.

At 10 p.m., NBC scored a 3.1 for a repeat of Law & Order: SVU. ABC came in with a 3.0 Boston Legal, and CBS earned a 2.7 for The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Overall, Fox came in with a 3.5 rating/9 share in 18 to 49s, with 9.0 million total average viewers; ABC, 3.0/8, 9.0 million; NBC, 2.7/7, 8.2 million; CBS, 2.5/7, 9.1 million; CW, 1.5/4, 3.5 million.

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go house! i have every single episode of this drama! simply d best! roxxxxx
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HOuse ROcks, and i will always watch it as long as it's on TV.....Keep going strong!
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House Rules!!
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Woot! Go House!
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Gilmore Girls is the best show on tv!!!!!
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House is a good show, I only found it 'cause Standoff is backed up to it, however this is just a tad bit misleading. I know there is more than just a few website that disect ratings, but the bottom line is House didn't win the overall ratings in the 18-49 catagory alone. 'Overall' doesn't mean the one hour it's on alone. Curious, do the research!!!! Or here, let me help.



Standoff (Fox)

Viewers: 6.20 million (#4), A18-49: 2.2/ 6 (#4)



Last week was 5.79 million viewers. Once again, reviewers and so called news reporters give some FOX shows credit and not others. Thanks for not mentioning that Standoff is slowly regaining the viewers that the baseball break scattered.
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I just have to say this. House rules!
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House rules, but i like gilmore girls.
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House RULES!!!!!!
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House deserves to be top. Cannot stop watching this show.
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House Rules!!! *_*
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yeah 15 million is most of America. :roll:
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It is just a matter of opinion and it seems that a lot of persons opinions are House Rules. I agree.
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House rocks :D
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Yes! I think House is awesome, and I guess most of America agrees with me ^^
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House rules. But come on Friday night ligts is boring. As for big day i like the pilot but the 2nd show just fell apart this all stared with the groms father that has been done so many times it is not funny. when
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House pawns.
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I agree all of you sick people HOUSE rules
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NCIS Rocks! :D
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Friday Night Lights is the best show you're not watching! The drama that goes on will keep you hooked. All episodes for the current season are available @ NBC.com, so try it out, you won't be sorry. I LOVE THIS SHOW!
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House rules
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"The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show's" why would you want to watch these teasers, you think they say hi back if you said hi to them?? these models are drama queens
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When will CBS learn? Crappy shows just don't work.
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House rules *_*
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